110-H.R.1615

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for aiming laser pointers at airplanes, and for other purposes.

5/22/2007--Passed House amended.    (There are 2 other summaries)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 14, 2007. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to five years for any person who knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft or in its flight path.

Exempts from such prohibition: (1) individuals conducting research and development or flight test operations for an aircraft manufacturer or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (2) Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security personnel conducting research, development, operations, testing, or training; or (3) an individual using a laser emergency signaling device to send an emergency distress signal. Authorizes the Attorney General to promulgate regulations for granting additional exemptions.

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