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CITE

    49 USC Sec. 46504                                           01/08/2008

EXPCITE

    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.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES --------------------------------------------------------------------

      Revised       Source (U.S. Code)       Source (Statutes at Large)
      Section
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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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