H.R. 5910: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, and for other purposes

July 30, 2010 at 9:05 am | Posted in Aviation Law | 1 Comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 5910: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, and for other purposes was introduced on July 29, 2010 by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY18):

H.R.5910 — To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants,… (Introduced in House – IH)

HR 5910 IH

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5910

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2010

Mrs. LOWEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF NO-FLY ZONES IN THE VICINITY OF CERTAIN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

(a) In General- Title II of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 121 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

`Subtitle E–Miscellaneous Provisions

`SEC. 241. DESIGNATION OF NO-FLY ZONES.

`(a) In General- The Secretary may issue rules that designate a no-fly zone in the vicinity of any covered nuclear power plant and prohibiting the operation of aircraft in such zone.

`(b) Covered Nuclear Power Plant- In this section the term `covered nuclear power plant’ means a nuclear power plant within 50 miles of which there reside more than 15 million individuals, as determined by the most recent census of the United States.’.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to title II the following:

`Subtitle E–Miscellaneous Provisions

`Sec. 241. Designation of no-fly zones.’.

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  1. Great news. Aside from the amendment on the issue, the amendment on borderline security should also be included.


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