49 U.S. Code § 46315. Lighting violations involving transporting controlled substances by aircraft not providing air transportation

(a)Application.—
This section applies only to aircraft not used to provide air transportation.
(b)Criminal Penalty.—A person shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, if—
(1)
the person knowingly and willfully operates an aircraft in violation of a regulation or requirement of the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration related to the display of navigation or anticollision lights;
(2)
the person is knowingly transporting a controlled substance by aircraft or aiding or facilitating a controlled substance offense; and
(3) the transporting, aiding, or facilitating—
(A)
is punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year under a law of the United States or a State; or
(B)
is provided in connection with an act punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year under a law of the United States or a State related to a controlled substance (except a law related to simple possession of a controlled substance).
(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1240.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

46315(a)

49 App.:1303 (note).

Nov. 18, 1988, Pub. L. 100–690, § 7214, 102 Stat. 4434.

46315(b)

49 App.:1472(q).

Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, 72 Stat. 731, § 902(q); added Oct. 19, 1984, Pub. L. 98–499, § 5(a), 98 Stat. 2315; restated Oct. 27, 1986, Pub. L. 99–570, § 3401(b)(1), 100 Stat. 3207–100; Nov. 18, 1988, Pub. L. 100–690, § 7209(c)(1), (2)(A), 102 Stat. 4432.

In subsection (b), before clause (1), the words “fined under title 18” are substituted for “a fine not exceeding $25,000” for consistency with title 18. In clause (2), the word “knowingly” is substituted for “and with knowledge of such act” to eliminate unnecessary words.