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H.R.3484: Airport Security Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Hank Johnson, D-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 14 (All Democrats)
Introduced Nov. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Airport Security Act of 2013 - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration [TSA]) to establish a program to prohibit all but specified authorized individuals from possessing a firearm at a covered airport, including any individual who enters the airport, or exits public transportation at it, for air travel, meeting another individual, picking up cargo, or employment.

Directs the Assistant Secretary to require airport operators to: (1) display conspicuous notices summarizing the program at each airport entrance, and (2) require law enforcement personnel to monitor the airport to prevent violations and escort air travelers who are authorized to carry a firearm.

Prescribes criminal penalties for nonauthorized individuals who knowingly possess a firearm at a covered airport.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Nov. 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
Nov. 14, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Nov. 14, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security