Rep. Floats Air Traveler Rights Bill Amid Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT) -- A bill to establish an “Air Travelers’ Bill of Rights,” which would allow airports to use private screeners and set a one-year deadline to implement a screening process for pre-cleared frequent flyers at some airports, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, introduced the bill — under which airports could opt out of using Transportation Security Administration screeners, allowing them access to the Screening Partnership Program and private screeners — as a companion to a similar measure introduced...
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