Changes to 18 U.S.C. § 321984 Aircraft
Part B of Chapter XX of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act
of 1984 (Pub.L. No. 98-473, October 12, 1984), contains the
Aircraft Sabotage Act. The purpose of the Aircraft Sabotage Act
was to implement fully the Convention for the Suppression of
Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation (also known as
the Montreal Convention). See Treaties and Other
International Acts Series, No. 7570 (T.I.A.S. 7570); 24 U.S.T.
564. While the Aircraft Sabotage Act made several changes to
provisions of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (see this
Manual at 1402), the act also made
significant changes to 18 U.S.C. § 32. These changes were
effective on October 12, 1984.|
The legislative history for the Aircraft Sabotage Act appears
at pages 13-18 of the Message from the President of the United
States Transmitting Four Drafts of Proposed Legislation to Attack
the Pressing and Urgent Problem of International Terrorism, H.R.
Doc. No. 211, 98th Cong., 2d Sess.; in S. Rep. No. 619 on S.
2623, the Aircraft Sabotage Act, 98th Cong., 2d Sess.; and at
130 Cong. Rec. E-4567 to E-4568 (daily ed. Nov. 14, 1984).
[updated August 1999] [cited in Criminal Resource Manual 1402; USAM 9-63.200]