[USC02] 49 USC 46503: Interference with security screening personnel
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49 USC 46503: Interference with security screening personnel Text contains those laws in effect on February 26, 2021
From Title 49-TRANSPORTATIONSUBTITLE VII-AVIATION PROGRAMSPART A-AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETYsubpart iv-enforcement and penaltiesCHAPTER 465-SPECIAL AIRCRAFT JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES

§46503. Interference with security screening personnel

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.

(Added Pub. L. 107–71, title I, §114(a), Nov. 19, 2001, 115 Stat. 623 .)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 46503, Pub. L. 103–272, §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, §60003(b)(2), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1970 .