March 1, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. — A House committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would make it a sexual assault for an airport screener to touch or view a person’s breast or genitals without probable cause.
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The bill (HB628-FN) includes anyone working as a security agent of the federal, state, or local government, and includes touching or viewing with a “technological device.”
The bill states “discussing or possessing a copy of the Constitution, discussing the security apparatus of an airport, being on the premises of an airport, possessing an airplane ticket or any other type of ticket for access to mass transportation, driving a motor vehicle on a public way, or ownership of firearms” should not be considered probable cause.
Anyone convicted of the offense would be classified as a tier III sex offender. Tier III sex offenders are registered for life and must remain on the public list of sex offenders.