H.R. 5307: To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to include ultralight aircraft under the definition of aircraft for purposes of the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act

H.R. 5307

To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to include ultralight aircraft under the definition of aircraft for purposes of the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act

Date
September 24, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.R. 5307 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, September 23, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  This legislation was introduced by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on May 13, 2010. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 5307 would amend the Tariff Act of 1930 with respect to aviation smuggling to extend its coverage of aircraft to ultralight aircraft.

Background

This bill was introduced to address the increasing use of ultralight aircrafts that are being utilized for  smuggling drugs into the United State.  This bill would provide authorities with the ability to charge individuals using ultralight aircraft with additional charges related to those that are subject to airplanes and automobiles

Cost

 There is currently no CBO score for H.R. 5307.