S. 2044 (112th): A bill 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.


Jan 31, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Susan Collins

Senator from Maine



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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012
Length: 6 pages

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1/31/2012--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 ... Read more >

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Jan 31, 2012

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2044”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3R, 2D) (show)
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H.R. 4068 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2012

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