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SECTION 200-A
Laws to be posted at airports
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 7
§ 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.