Text of the No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 11, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 26, 2012 (Introduced).

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2d Session

H. R. 6028


June 26, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


To authorize the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to modify screening requirements for checked baggage arriving from preclearance airports, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012.


Preclearance airports


In general

Section 44901(d) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


Preclearance airports


In general

For a flight or flight segment originating at an airport outside the United States and traveling to the United States with respect to which checked baggage has been screened in accordance with an aviation security preclearance agreement between the United States and the country in which such airport is located, the Assistant Secretary (Transportation Security Administration) shall have discretion to determine whether such baggage must be re-screened in the United States by an explosives detection system before such baggage continues on any additional flight or flight segment.


Aviation security preclearance agreement defined

In this paragraph, the term aviation security preclearance agreement means an agreement that delineates and implements security standards and protocols that are determined comparable to those of the United States and therefore sufficiently effective to enable passengers to deplane into sterile areas of airports in the United States.



Conforming amendments

Section 44901 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking explosive each place it appears and inserting explosives.