DETROIT (WWJ) — Two bills that involve the growing problem of shining lasers at aircraft are scheduled to go in front of a Michigan House Committee on Tuesday.

Shining lasers at aircraft is currently a federal offense, but Michigan State Police First Lt. Michael Shaw says they hope the House Committee passes bills to make it a state law as well.

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“There’s two House bills that are going in front of committee tomorrow,” Shaw said. “Michigan State Police troopers, aviation officers and our legislative section will be testifying trying to get a state law for this so we can eliminate the middle man, so to speak.”

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Last week, a man wanted on outstanding warrants was arrested for allegedly shining a green laser at an MSP helicopter and four airliners landing at Detroit Metro Airport. Shaw says no one was hurt, but said an officer was injured in a similar incident last year.

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“We had one of our tactical flight officers that had to take a couple of weeks off of work after being struck by a laser light in his eyes. It caused some temporary blindness and headaches and things like that,” Shaw said. “So you can imagine on a commercial aircraft carrying 200 or 300 people how dangerous this might be.”