200-a. Laws to be posted at airports. An airport, as defined in section two hundred forty of the general business law, shall permanently and prominently post signs indicating the increased penalties for interference with security personnel under 49 USC 46503. Such signs shall state an individual in an area within a commercial service airport in the United States who, by assaulting or intimidating 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 of the United States code, imprisoned for not more than ten years, or both. If the individual used a dangerous weapon in committing the assault, intimidation, or interference, the individual may be imprisoned for any term of years or life imprisonment. Signage shall include the telephone numbers of local law enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration for the purpose of reporting a violation.
Last modified: September 11, 2016