H.R.53 - A bill to amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to establish additional criminal penalties applicable to persons who pilot aircraft in connection with drug smuggling operations, and for other purposes.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bennett, Charles E. [D-FL-3] (Introduced 01/03/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Public Works and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||01/20/1983 Executive Comment Requested from DOT, OMB, Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.53 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/1983)
Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to: (1) temporarily suspend the airman certificate of anyone indicted for a violation of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act if operation of an aircraft is an element of the offense charged; and (2) revoke the airman certificate of anyone convicted of a violation of such Act if operation of an aircraft is an element of the offense for which the holder was convicted.
Sets forth criminal penalties for the use or sale of fraudulent certificates with the intent or knowledge that such certificates will be used in connection with a violation of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act.
Provides criminal penalties for any person who: (1) while navigating an aircraft, knowingly and willfully violates such Act; or (2) is the owner of an aircraft and knowingly allows any person to use such aircraft in violation of such Act.
Requires that such penalties shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other penalty imposed under such Act.