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SA 61. Mr. RUBIO (for himself and Mr. Menendez) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 223, to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 311, between lines 11 and 12, insert the following:
SEC. 733. PROHIBITION ON EXPANSION OF FLIGHTS TO LOCATIONS IN COUNTRIES THAT ARE STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM.
(a) Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism Defined.--In this section, the term "state sponsor of terrorism" means, with respect to a country, that the Secretary of State has designated the country as a country that has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism for purposes of--
(1) section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)) (as continued in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.));
(2) section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780); and
(3) section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2371).
(b) Prohibition.--In any fiscal year, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration may not authorize more flights in foreign air commerce (as defined in section 40102 of title 49, United States Code) between locations in the United States and locations in countries that are designated as state sponsors of terrorism than were authorized in the last fiscal year ending before the date of the enactment of this Act.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 10, 2011.)