Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 4.djvu/457

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PUBLIC LAW 106-528—NOV. 22, 2000 114 STAT. 2519 (4) by redesignating clause (xiii) as clause (xv) and inserting after clause (xii) the following: "(xiii) a felony involving a threat; "(xiv) a felony involving— "(I) willful destruction of property; "(II) importation or manufacture of a controlled substance; " (III) burglary; "(IV) theft; "(V) dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation; "(VI) possession or distribution of stolen property; "(VII) aggravated assault; " (VIII) bribery; and "(DC) illegal possession of a controlled substance punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of more than 1 year, or any other crime classified as a felony that the Administrator determines indicates a propensity for placing contraband aboard an aircraft in return for money; or"; and (5) in clause (xv) (as so redesignated) by striking "clauses (i)-(xii) of this paragraph" and inserting "clauses (i) through (xiv)". SEC. 3. IMPROVED TRAINING. (a) TRAINING STANDARDS FOR SCREENERS.— Section 44935 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(e) TRAINING STANDARDS FOR SCREENERS. — "(1) ISSUANCE OF FINAL RULE. — Not later than May 31, Deadline. 2001, and after considering comments on the notice published Notification. in the Federal Register for January 5, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 559 et seq.), the Administrator shall issue a final rule on the certification of screening companies. "(2) CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.— "(A) IN GENERAL. —As part of the final rule, the Administrator shall prescribe minimum standards for training security screeners that include at least 40 hours of classroom instruction before an individual is qualified to provide security screening services under section 44901. "(B) CLASSROOM EQUIVALENCY.— Instead of the 40 hours of classroom instruction required under subparagraph (A), the final rule may allow an individual to qualify to provide security screening services if that individual has successfully completed a program that the Administrator determines will train individuals to a level of proficiency equivalent to the level that would be achieved by the classroom instruction under subparagraph (A). "(3) ON-THE -JOB TRAINING.—In addition to the requirements of paragraph (2), as part of the final rule, the Administrator shall require that before an individual may exercise independent judgment as a security screener under section 44901, the individual shall— "(A) complete 40 hours of on-the-job training as a security screener; and