Actions

No actions available.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 4614. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2881, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. AIRPORT SCREENING.
(a) Airport Employee and Contractor Screening.--
(1) SCREENING AIR CARRIER EMPLOYEES.--Section 44901 is amended--
(A) in subsection (a), by inserting ``, air carrier employees,'' after ``passengers''; and
(B) in subsection (b), by inserting ``, air carrier employees,'' after ``passengers''.
(2) SCREENING EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO SECURED AREAS.--Section 44903(h)(4)(A) is amended by inserting ``(including airport and air carrier employees, contractors, and vendors)'' after ``individuals''.
(b) Airport Screening Plans.--Section 44903(h) is amended--
(1) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (8); and
(2) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:
``(7) AIRPORT SCREENING PLANS.--
``(A) LARGE HUB AIRPORTS.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of the Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2008, the head of each large hub airport shall submit a plan for comprehensive screening of all individuals entering the secure area of such airport to the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
``(B) MEDIUM HUB AIRPORTS.--Not later than September 30, 2009, the head of each medium hub airport shall submit a plan for comprehensive screening of all individuals entering the secure area of such airport to the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
``(C) SMALL HUB AIRPORTS.--Not later than September 30, 2010, the head of each small hub airport shall submit a plan for comprehensive screening of all individuals entering the secure area of such airport to the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
``(D) NONHUB AIRPORTS.--Not later than September 30, 2011, the head of each nonhub airport shall submit a plan for comprehensive screening of all individuals entering the secure area of such airport to the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
``(E) IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANS.--Not later than 60 days after the submission of a comprehensive screening plan for an airport under this paragraph, the plan shall be implemented at such airport.''.
(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section and the amendments made by this section.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Apr 30, 2008.)