Text: S.1495 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/11/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1495

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an order with respect to secondary cockpit barriers, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 11, 2013

Mr. Casey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an order with respect to secondary cockpit barriers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Secondary cockpit barriers.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall issue an order that—

(1) requires, on each commercial aircraft operating under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the installation of a barrier, other than the cockpit door, that prevents access to the flight deck of an aircraft; and

(2) requires, for an aircraft—

(A) that is equipped with a cockpit door, that the barrier required under paragraph (1) remain locked while—

(i) the aircraft is in flight; and

(ii) the cockpit door separating the flight deck and the passenger area is open; and

(B) that is not equipped with a cockpit door, that the barrier required under paragraph (1) remain locked as determined appropriate by the pilot in command.