H.R.1859 - Antihijacking Act93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Reid, Ogden R. [D-NY-24] (Introduced 01/11/1973)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||01/11/1973 Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.|
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Summary: H.R.1859 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/11/1973)
Antihijacking Act - Provides that whenever the President determines that a foreign nation is acting in a manner inconsistent with the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, he may suspend the right of any air carrier and foreign air carrier to engage in foreign air transportation, and any persons to operate aircraft in foreign air commerce, to and from that foreign nation as well as between the United States and any foreign nation which maintains air service between itself and that foreign nation.
Provides that after June 30, 1973, no air carrier or foreign air carrier shall operate an aircraft in air transportation unless all passengers boarding that aircraft in the United States, and all baggage carried aboard the aircraft, shall have been inspected by means of a metal detection device or by an X-ray device immediately prior to boarding and have not been found to carry or contain an unauthorized device or weapon of any kind.
Prescribes criminal penalties for violation of this Act. (Amends 49 U.S.C. 1514, 1421)