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S.1008: Keep Knives Out of Our Skies Act

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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 Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 8 (7 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 22, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Keep Knives Out of Our Skies Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing any change to the prohibited items list of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that would permit passengers to carry small, non-locking knives through passenger screening checkpoints at airports, into sterile areas at airports, or on board passenger aircraft.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.