S.1608 - Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 09/22/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/22/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1608 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/22/2011)
Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the aiming of the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft or in its flight path. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to five years.
Exempts from such prohibition: (1) individuals conducting research and development or flight test operations for an aircraft manufacturer or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (2) Department of Defense (DOD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel conducting research, development, operations, testing or training; or (3) an individual using a laser emergency signaling device to send a distress signal.