H.R. 4068 (112th): To require the Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security to contract with an independent laboratory to study the health effects of backscatter x-ray machines used at airline checkpoints operated by the Transportation Security Administration and provide improved notice to airline passengers.

Introduced:
Feb 16, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Mike Rogers
Representative for Alabama's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 16, 2012
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 2044 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 31, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 16, 2012
Referred to Committee Feb 16, 2012
 
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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

Transportation Security

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2/16/2012--Introduced.
Directs the Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to arrange for an independent study of the effects on human health caused by the use of backscatter x-ray machines at airline checkpoints operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Directs the TSA Administrator to ensure that large, readable signs or equivalent electronic displays are placed at the front of airline passenger check points where backscatter advanced imaging technology machines are used for screening to inform airline passengers that they may request undergoing alternative screening procedures.

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