49 USC Sec. 46503 01/08/2008
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
Sec. 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, Sec. 114(a), Nov. 19, 2001, 115
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.