TSA Pat-Down Bill Gets Second Chance
A bill criminalizing some of the TSA’s enhanced pat-downs has been given a second chance in the Texas Senate.
House Speaker Joe Straus halted further consideration of the bill Friday, saying it was nothing more than a publicity stunt. The Senate then took up the cause by holding a committee hearing and passing out its own version of the bill.
The new version gives TSA agents more leeway in deciding who can be searched without breaking the proposed Texas law. The bill now heads to the Senate floor, where it appears to have majority support.
Even so, there appears to be almost no time left to pass the bill before the special session ends Wednesday.