Utah Lawmaker Wants To BAN TSA Pat-Downs
This item was written by USATODAY.com contributor David Grossman, who is serving as Guest Editor of Today in the Sky while Ben Mutzabaugh is away.
While a proposed bill to make “invasive” groping and pat-down searches by the TSA a crime is stalled in a divided Texas legislature, a similar bill may be taking shape in Utah.
“Legislation that would make it a misdemeanor for TSA agents to touch the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person including through the clothing,” unanimously passed the Texas House, but not the state Senate, according to the Examiner.
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Meanwhile, KTVX, the ABC affiliate television station in Salt Lake City, reports that Rep. Carl Wimmer is drafting a similar bill that will ban TSA pat-downs in Utah.