H.R. 2027 (111th): Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on April 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Apr 22, 2009
 
Sponsor
Jason Chaffetz
Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 22, 2009
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1279 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 2011

 
Full Title

To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish limitations on the use of whole-body imaging technology for aircraft passenger screening, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (19R, 2D) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

Transportation Security

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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4/22/2009--Introduced.
Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act of 2009 - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) (TSA) to ensure that whole-body imaging technology is used for the screening of passengers only in accordance with this Act.
Prohibits the use of whole-body imaging technology as the sole or primary method of screening aircraft passengers. Allows its use only if another method of screening, such as metal detection, demonstrates cause for preventing a passenger from boarding an aircraft.
Requires that passengers: (1) be provided information on the operation of such technology and specified related matters, including privacy policies and the right to request a pat-down search; and (2) be offered such a pat-down search in lieu of such screening.
Prohibits the storage, transfer, sharing, or copying in any form of an image of a passenger generated by whole-body imaging technology after a boarding determination is made.
Imposes criminal penalties upon any U.S. officer or employee who knowingly stores, transfers, shares, or copies whole-body screening images.

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