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49 USC CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE

UNITED STATES 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

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CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

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Sec.

46501. Definitions.

46502. Aircraft piracy.

46503. Interference with security screening personnel.

46503. Repealed.(!1)

46504. Interference with flight crew members and attendants.

46505. Carrying a weapon or explosive on an aircraft.

46506. Application of certain criminal laws to acts on

aircraft.

46507. False information and threats.

AMENDMENTS

2001 - Pub. L. 107-71, title I, Sec. 114(b), Nov. 19, 2001, 115

Stat. 623, added item 46503 "Interference with security screening

personnel".

1994 - Pub. L. 103-322, title VI, Sec. 60003(b)(1), Sept. 13,

1994, 108 Stat. 1970, substituted "Repealed" for "Death penalty

sentencing procedure for aircraft piracy" in item 46503.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in sections 106, 44936 of this title;

title 28 section 538.

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(!1) So in original. This item probably should not appear.

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49 USC Sec. 46501 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

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Sec. 46501. Definitions

-STATUTE-

In this chapter -

(1) "aircraft in flight" means an aircraft from the moment all

external doors are closed following boarding -

(A) through the moment when one external door is opened to

allow passengers to leave the aircraft; or

(B) until, if a forced landing, competent authorities take

over responsibility for the aircraft and individuals and

property on the aircraft.

(2) "special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States"

includes any of the following aircraft in flight:

(A) a civil aircraft of the United States.

(B) an aircraft of the armed forces of the United States.

(C) another aircraft in the United States.

(D) another aircraft outside the United States -

(i) that has its next scheduled destination or last place

of departure in the United States, if the aircraft next lands

in the United States;

(ii) on which an individual commits an offense (as defined

in the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of

Aircraft) if the aircraft lands in the United States with the

individual still on the aircraft; or

(iii) against which an individual commits an offense (as

defined in subsection (d) or (e) of article I, section I of

the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against

the Safety of Civil Aviation) if the aircraft lands in the

United States with the individual still on the aircraft.

(E) any other aircraft leased without crew to a lessee whose

principal place of business is in the United States or, if the

lessee does not have a principal place of business, whose

permanent residence is in the United States.

(3) an individual commits an offense (as defined in the

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft)

when the individual, when on an aircraft in flight -

(A) by any form of intimidation, unlawfully seizes, exercises

control of, or attempts to seize or exercise control of, the

aircraft; or

(B) is an accomplice of an individual referred to in

subclause (A) of this clause.

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(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1240.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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46501(1) 49 App.:1301(38) Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

(words after 10th 85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

comma). 101(38); added Oct. 14,

1970, Pub. L. 91-449, Sec.

1(1), 84 Stat. 921; restated

Aug. 5, 1974, Pub. L.

93-366, Secs. 102, 206, 88

Stat. 409, 419; Nov. 9,

1977, Pub. L. 95-163, Sec.

17(b)(1), 91 Stat. 1286;

Oct. 24, 1978, Pub. L.

95-504, Sec. 2(b), 92 Stat.

1705; Oct. 12, 1984, Pub. L.

98-473, Sec. 2013(c), 98

Stat. 2189.

49 App.:1472(n)(4). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(n)(2), (4); added Aug.

5, 1974, Pub. L. 93-366,

Sec. 103(b), 88 Stat. 410,

411.

46501(2) 49 App.:1301(38)

(words before 10th

comma).

46501(3) 49 App.:1472(n)(2).

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In clause (2), before subclause (A), the words "any of the

following" are substituted for "includes" for clarity. In subclause

(B), the words "armed forces" are substituted for "national defense

forces" because of 10:101. In subclause (D)(i), the word "place" is

substituted for "point" for consistency in the revised title. The

word "actually" is omitted as surplus. In subclause (D)(ii), the

words "on which an individual commits" are substituted for "having

. . . committed aboard" for clarity. In subclause (D)(iii), the

words "against which an individual commits" are substituted for

"regarding which an offense . . . is committed" for clarity. The

words "(Montreal, September 23, 1971)" are omitted as surplus. In

subclause (E), the words "the lessee does not have a principal

place of business" are substituted for "none" for clarity.

In clause (3), the words "by force or threat thereof, or . . .

other" are omitted as surplus.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 18 sections 31, 112, 831,

878, 1116, 1201, 2318, 2340.

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49 USC Sec. 46502 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

-HEAD-

Sec. 46502. Aircraft piracy

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(a) In Special Aircraft Jurisdiction. - (1) In this subsection -

(A) "aircraft piracy" means seizing or exercising control of an

aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United

States by force, violence, threat of force or violence, or any

form of intimidation, and with wrongful intent.

(B) an attempt to commit aircraft piracy is in the special

aircraft jurisdiction of the United States although the aircraft

is not in flight at the time of the attempt if the aircraft would

have been in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United

States had the aircraft piracy been completed.

(2) An individual committing or attempting or conspiring to

commit aircraft piracy -

(A) shall be imprisoned for at least 20 years; or

(B) notwithstanding section 3559(b) of title 18, if the death

of another individual results from the commission or attempt,

shall be put to death or imprisoned for life.

(b) Outside Special Aircraft Jurisdiction. - (1) An individual

committing or conspiring to commit an offense (as defined in the

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft) on

an aircraft in flight outside the special aircraft jurisdiction of

the United States -

(A) shall be imprisoned for at least 20 years; or

(B) notwithstanding section 3559(b) of title 18, if the death

of another individual results from the commission or attempt,

shall be put to death or imprisoned for life.

(2) There is jurisdiction over the offense in paragraph (1) if -

(A) a national of the United States was aboard the aircraft;

(B) an offender is a national of the United States; or

(C) an offender is afterwards found in the United States.

(3) For purposes of this subsection, the term "national of the

United States" has the meaning prescribed in section 101(a)(22) of

the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(22)).

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1241; Pub. L.

103-429, Sec. 6(61), Oct. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 4385; Pub. L.

104-132, title VII, Secs. 721(a), 723(b), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat.

1298, 1300.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

PUB. L. 103-272

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46502(a)(1) 49 App.:1472(i)(2), Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

(3). 85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(i); added Sept. 5, 1961,

Pub. L. 87-197, Sec. 1, 75

Stat. 466; Oct. 14, 1970,

Pub. L. 91-449, Sec. 1(3),

84 Stat. 921; Aug. 5, 1974,

Pub. L. 93-366, Secs.

103(a), 104, 88 Stat. 410,

411.

46502(a)(2) 49 App.:1472(i)(1).

46502(b)(1) 49 App.:1472(n)(1). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(n)(1), (3); added Aug.

5, 1974, Pub. L. 93-366,

Sec. 103(b), 88 Stat. 410.

46502(b)(2) 49 App.:1472(n)(3).

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In subsection (a)(1)(B), the words "offense of" are omitted as

surplus.

In subsection (a)(2), the words "as herein defined" are omitted

as surplus.

In subsection (b)(2), the words "the place of actual" are omitted

as surplus. The words "as defined in paragraph (2) of this

subsection" are omitted because of the restatement. The word

"country" is substituted for "State" for consistency in the revised

title and with other titles of the United States Code.

PUB. L. 103-429

This amends 49:46502(a)(2)(B) and (b)(1)(B) to clarify the

restatement of 49 App.:1472(i)(1)(B) and (n)(1)(B) by section 1 of

the Act of July 5, 1994 (Public Law 103-272, 108 Stat. 1241, 1242).

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104-132, Sec. 723(b)(1), inserted

"or conspiring" after "attempting".

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 104-132, Secs. 721(a)(1), 723(b)(2), in

introductory provisions, inserted "or conspiring to commit" after

"committing" and struck out "and later found in the United States"

after "jurisdiction of the United States".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 104-132, Sec. 721(a)(2), amended par. (2)

generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: "This

subsection applies only if the place of takeoff or landing of the

aircraft on which the individual commits the offense is located

outside the territory of the country of registration of the

aircraft."

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 104-132, Sec. 721(a)(3), added par. (3).

1994 - Subsecs. (a)(2)(B), (b)(1)(B). Pub. L. 103-429 inserted

"notwithstanding section 3559(b) of title 18," before "if the

death".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1994 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 103-429 effective July 5, 1994, see section

9 of Pub. L. 103-429, set out as a note under section 321 of this

title.

AIRCRAFT PIRACY

The United States is a party to the Convention for the

Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, signed at The Hague,

Dec. 16, 1970, entered into force as to the United States, Oct. 14,

1971, 22 UST 1641.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 44903, 46302, 46507 of

this title; title 18 sections 1956, 2332b, 2333, 2339, 2339A, 2516,

3559, 3592, 3663.

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49 USC Sec. 46503 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

-HEAD-

Sec. 46503. Interference with security screening personnel

-STATUTE-

An individual in an area within a commercial service airport in

the United States who, by assaulting a Federal, airport, or air

carrier employee who has security duties within the airport,

interferes with the performance of the duties of the employee or

lessens the ability of the employee to perform those duties, shall

be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or

both. If the individual used a dangerous weapon in committing the

assault or interference, the individual may be imprisoned for any

term of years or life imprisonment.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 107-71, title I, Sec. 114(a), Nov. 19, 2001, 115

Stat. 623.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 46503, Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994,

108 Stat. 1242, provided for death penalty sentencing procedure for

individuals convicted of aircraft piracy, prior to repeal by Pub.

L. 103-322, title VI, Sec. 60003(b)(2), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat.

1970.

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49 USC Sec. 46504 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

-HEAD-

Sec. 46504. Interference with flight crew members and attendants

-STATUTE-

An individual on an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction

of the United States who, by assaulting or intimidating a flight

crew member or flight attendant of the aircraft, interferes with

the performance of the duties of the member or attendant or lessens

the ability of the member or attendant to perform those duties, or

attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under title

18, imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both. However, if a

dangerous weapon is used in assaulting or intimidating the member

or attendant, the individual shall be imprisoned for any term of

years or for life.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1244; Pub. L.

107-56, title VIII, Sec. 811(i), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 382.)

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46504 49 App.:1472(j). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(j); added Sept. 5, 1961,

Pub. L. 87-197, Sec. 1, 75

Stat. 466; Oct. 14, 1970,

Pub. L. 91-449, Sec. 1(3),

84 Stat. 921.

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The words "or threatens" are omitted as being included in

"intimidating". The words "(including any steward or stewardess)"

are omitted as being included in "attendant". The words "fined

under title 18" are substituted for "fined not more than $10,000"

for consistency with title 18. The words "deadly or" are omitted as

surplus.

AMENDMENTS

2001 - Pub. L. 107-56 inserted "or attempts or conspires to do

such an act," before "shall be fined under title 18,".

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 46302, 46507 of this

title; title 18 sections 2332b, 3286, 3663.

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49 USC Sec. 46505 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

-HEAD-

Sec. 46505. Carrying a weapon or explosive on an aircraft

-STATUTE-

(a) Definition. - In this section, "loaded firearm" means a

starter gun or a weapon designed or converted to expel a projectile

through an explosive, that has a cartridge, a detonator, or powder

in the chamber, magazine, cylinder, or clip.

(b) General Criminal Penalty. - An individual shall be fined

under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both, if

the individual -

(1) when on, or attempting to get on, an aircraft in, or

intended for operation in, air transportation or intrastate air

transportation, has on or about the individual or the property of

the individual a concealed dangerous weapon that is or would be

accessible to the individual in flight;

(2) has placed, attempted to place, or attempted to have placed

a loaded firearm on that aircraft in property not accessible to

passengers in flight; or

(3) has on or about the individual, or has placed, attempted to

place, or attempted to have placed on that aircraft, an explosive

or incendiary device.

(c) Criminal Penalty Involving Disregard for Human Life. - An

individual who willfully and without regard for the safety of human

life, or with reckless disregard for the safety of human life,

violates subsection (b) of this section, shall be fined under title

18, imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both, and, if death

results to any person, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or

for life.

(d) Nonapplication. - Subsection (b)(1) of this section does not

apply to -

(1) a law enforcement officer of a State or political

subdivision of a State, or an officer or employee of the United

States Government, authorized to carry arms in an official

capacity;

(2) another individual the Administrator of the Federal

Aviation Administration or the Under Secretary of Transportation

for Security by regulation authorizes to carry a dangerous weapon

in air transportation or intrastate air transportation; or

(3) an individual transporting a weapon (except a loaded

firearm) in baggage not accessible to a passenger in flight if

the air carrier was informed of the presence of the weapon.

(e) Conspiracy. - If two or more persons conspire to violate

subsection (b) or (c), and one or more of such persons do any act

to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such

conspiracy shall be punished as provided in such subsection.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1244; Pub. L.

104-132, title VII, Sec. 705(b), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1295;

Pub. L. 107-56, title VIII, Secs. 810(g), 811(j), Oct. 26, 2001,

115 Stat. 381, 382; Pub. L. 107-71, title I, Sec. 140(d)(8), Nov.

19, 2001, 115 Stat. 642.)

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46505(a) 49 App.:1472(l)(4). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(l)(4); added Feb. 18,

1980, Pub. L. 96-193, Sec.

502(c), 94 Stat. 59.

46505(b) 49 App.:1472(l)(1). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(l)(1); added Sept. 5,

1961, Pub. L. 87-197, Sec.

1, 75 Stat. 466; Aug. 5,

1974, Pub. L. 93-366, Sec.

203, 88 Stat. 417; restated

Feb. 18, 1980, Pub. L.

96-193, Sec. 502(a), 94

Stat. 59; Oct. 12, 1984,

Pub. L. 98-473, Sec.

2014(c)(1), 98 Stat. 2189.

46505(c) 49 App.:1472(l)(2). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(l)(2); added Sept. 5,

1961, Pub. L. 87-197, Sec.

1, 75 Stat. 466; restated

Aug. 5, 1974, Pub. L.

93-366, Sec. 203, 88 Stat.

418; Oct. 12, 1984, Pub. L

98-473, Sec. 2014(c)(2), 98

Stat. 2189.

46505(d) 49 App.:1472(l)(3). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(l)(3); added Sept. 5,

1961, Pub. L. 87-197, Sec.

1, 75 Stat. 466; restated

Aug. 5, 1974, Pub. L.

93-366, Sec. 203, 88 Stat.

418; Feb. 18, 1980, Pub. L.

96-193, Sec. 502(b), 94

Stat. 59.

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In subsection (a), the definition of "firearm" is merged with the

definition of "loaded firearm" because the term "firearm" is only

used in the defined term "loaded firearm".

In subsections (b) and (c), the words "fined under title 18" are

substituted for "fined not more than $10,000" and "fined not more

than $25,000" for consistency with title 18.

In subsections (b)(1) and (d)(2), the words "deadly or" are

omitted as surplus.

In subsection (b)(2), the words "baggage or other" are omitted as

surplus.

In subsection (b)(3), the words "bomb or similar" are omitted as

surplus.

In subsection (d)(1), the words "State or political subdivision

of a State" are substituted for "municipal or State government" for

consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the

United States Code. The words "or required" are omitted as surplus.

In subsection (d)(3), the word "contained" is omitted as surplus.

AMENDMENTS

2001 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107-56, Sec. 810(g), substituted "20

years, or both, and, if death results to any person, shall be

imprisoned for any term of years or for life." for "15 years, or

both."

Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 107-71, Sec. 140(d)(8), inserted "or the

Under Secretary of Transportation for Security" after "Federal

Aviation Administration".

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 107-56, Sec. 811(j), added subsec. (e).

1996 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104-132, Sec. 705(b)(1), substituted

"10 years" for "one year".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104-132, Sec. 705(b)(2), substituted "15

years" for "5 years".

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of

the Transportation Security Administration of the Department of

Transportation, including the functions of the Secretary of

Transportation, and of the Under Secretary of Transportation for

Security, relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security,

and for treatment of related references, see sections 203(2),

551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the

Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25,

2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 46302, 46507 of this

title; title 18 sections 2332b, 2333, 3286.

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49 USC Sec. 46506 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

-HEAD-

Sec. 46506. Application of certain criminal laws to acts on

aircraft

-STATUTE-

An individual on an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction

of the United States who commits an act that -

(1) if committed in the special maritime and territorial

jurisdiction of the United States (as defined in section 7 of

title 18) would violate section 113, 114, 661, 662, 1111, 1112,

1113, or 2111 or chapter 109A of title 18, shall be fined under

title 18, imprisoned under that section or chapter, or both; or

(2) if committed in the District of Columbia would violate

section 9 of the Act of July 29, 1892 (D.C. Code Sec. 22-1112),

shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned under section 9 of the

Act, or both.

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(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1245.)

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46506 49 App.:1472(k). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(k); added Sept. 5, 1961,

Pub. L. 87-197, Sec. 1, 75

Stat. 466; Oct. 14, 1970,

Pub. L. 91-449, Sec. 1(3),

84 Stat. 921; Nov. 10, 1986,

Pub. L. 99-646, Sec.

87(d)(8), 100 Stat. 3624;

Nov. 14, 1986, Pub. L.

99-654, Sec. 3(b)(8), 100

Stat. 3664.

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In clause (1), the words "fined under title 18, imprisoned under

that section or chapter, or both" are substituted for "punished as

provided therein" for consistency with title 18.

In clause (2), the words "fined under title 18, imprisoned under

section 9 of the Act, or both" are substituted for "punished as

provided therein" for consistency with title 18.

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 9 of the Act of July 29, 1892, referred to in par. (2),

is section 9 of act July 29, 1892, ch. 320, 27 Stat. 324, as

amended, which is not classified to the Code.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 46302, 46507 of this

title; title 18 sections 2332b, 2333, 3286.

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49 USC Sec. 46507 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART A - AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

subpart iv - enforcement and penalties

CHAPTER 465 - SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

-HEAD-

Sec. 46507. False information and threats

-STATUTE-

An individual shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not

more than 5 years, or both, if the individual -

(1) knowing the information to be false, willfully and

maliciously or with reckless disregard for the safety of human

life, gives, or causes to be given, under circumstances in which

the information reasonably may be believed, false information

about an alleged attempt being made or to be made to do an act

that would violate section 46502(a), 46504, 46505, or 46506 of

this title; or

(2)(A) threatens to violate section 46502(a), 46504, 46505, or

46506 of this title, or causes a threat to violate any of those

sections to be made; and

(B) has the apparent determination and will to carry out the

threat.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1245.)

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46507 49 App.:1472(m). Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-726, 72 Stat. 731, Sec.

902(m); added Sept. 5, 1961,

Pub. L. 87-197, Sec. 1, 75

Stat. 467; restated Oct. 12,

1984, Pub. L. 98-473, Sec.

2014(d)(1), 98 Stat. 2190.

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In this section, before clause (1), the words "fined under title

18" are substituted for "fined not more than $25,000" for

consistency with title 18. In clauses (1) and (2), the words "a

felony" are omitted as surplus. In clause (1), the words "gives, or

causes to be given" are substituted for "imparts or conveys or

causes to be imparted or conveyed" to eliminate unnecessary words.

The words "attempt or" are omitted as surplus. In clause (2), the

words "threatens . . . or causes a threat . . . to be made" are

substituted for "imparts or conveys or causes to be imparted or

conveyed any threat" to eliminate unnecessary words.

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49 USC PART B - AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AND NOISE 01/06/03

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TITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION

SUBTITLE VII - AVIATION PROGRAMS

PART B - AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AND NOISE

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PART B - AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AND NOISE

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