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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 911

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


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 7, 2017

 Mr. Fitzpatrick (for himself, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Carson of Indiana, 
 Mr. King of New York, Mr. Jones, Mr. Lance, Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Blum, 
Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Huffman, 
Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Keating, Mr. Swalwell of 
 California, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Tsongas, and Mr. 
   Marino) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
             Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 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 
2017''.

SEC. 2. SECONDARY COCKPIT BARRIERS.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall issue an order that requires--
            (1) on each covered aircraft the installation of a barrier, 
        other than the cockpit door, that prevents access to the flight 
        deck of the aircraft; and
            (2) for a covered 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.
    (b) Covered Aircraft Defined.--In this section, the term ``covered 
aircraft'' means a commercial aircraft--
            (1) operating under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal 
        Regulations;
            (2) equipped with more than 75 passenger seats; and
            (3) with a maximum gross takeoff weight that exceeds 75,000 
        pounds.
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