Summary: H.R.10258 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/07/1977)

Antiterrorism Act - Title I: Reorganization of Executive Office of the President - Establishes the Council to Combat Terrorism within the Executive Office of the President under the direction of the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Requires the Council to consider the best effective means by which to combat terrorism anywhere in the world, to coordinate Federal activities for the prevention of terrorism, including the collection of worldwide intelligence, and the protection of United States personnel and facilities abroad, and assist the President in duties under this Act.

Requires the President to report to Congress every act of terrorism which affects citizens of the United States and to identify the terrorists and any country which aids or gives refuge to such terrorists. Requires the President to establish a List of Countries Aiding Terrorist Enterprises (LOCATE). Requires the President to impose sanctions against countries on the LOCATE.

Directs the President to establish a List of Dangerous Foreign Airports, naming each airport, by country, which does not meet the minimum United States safety standards. Permits the President to impose sanctions against such airports.

Title II: Policy on International Agreements - Recommends that the President seek international agreements to more effectively combat international terrorism. Requires presidential approval of sales of defense articles to individuals or groups.

Title III: Extension of Existing Safety and Security Measures - Directs the President to extend existing air safety and security measures to supplemental means of air transportation and specified airports within the United States not presently covered by such measures. Requires all explosives imported into, exported from, or manufactured in the United States to contain taggants identifying the source and time of manufacture and permitting the detection of concealed explosives.

Title IV: Aircraft Sabotage and Piracy - Prohibits and establishes penalties for acts of sabotage, violence, and other specified crimes committed aboard or against any aircraft or against specified air facilities.