Text: H.R.248 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/04/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 248


To limit the authority of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security to prohibit a citizen or permanent resident of the United States from boarding as a passenger on an aircraft or cruise ship based on inclusion of the individual in a watchlist, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2017

Mr. Amash introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


A BILL

To limit the authority of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security to prohibit a citizen or permanent resident of the United States from boarding as a passenger on an aircraft or cruise ship based on inclusion of the individual in a watchlist, 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 “No Fly for Terrorists Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on preventing a citizen or permanent resident of the United States from boarding as a passenger on an aircraft or cruise ship based on inclusion in a watchlist.

(a) Aircraft.—Section 44903(j)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (I), and by inserting after subparagraph (G) the following:

“(H) PROHIBITION ON PREVENTING A PASSENGER FROM BOARDING ABSENT CONVICTION FOR CRIME OF TERRORISM.—No personnel of the Department of Homeland Security may prohibit an individual who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States from boarding as a passenger on a flight based on the inclusion of the individual on any automatic selectee list, no fly list, consolidated and integrated terrorist watchlist, or other similar list maintained by the Federal Government unless the individual has been convicted of a Federal crime of terrorism as such term is defined in section 2332b(g)(5) of title 18.”.

(b) Cruise ships.—Section of title 40701 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (46 U.S.C. 70101 note) is amended by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e), and by inserting after subsection (c) the following:

“(d) Prohibition on preventing a passenger from boarding absent conviction for crime of terrorism.—No personnel of the Department of Homeland Security may prohibit an individual who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States from boarding as a passenger on a cruise ship based on the inclusion of the individual on the no transport list, automatic selectee list, consolidated and integrated terrorist watchlist, or other similar list maintained by the Federal Government unless the individual has been convicted of a Federal crime of terrorism as such term is defined in section 2332b(g)(5) of title 18.”.


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