Feb 20, 2013
Lawmakers in Kansas are considering putting restrictions on TSA pat-downs.
A bill sponsored by 21 House members would make it illegal for Transportation Security Administration agents to touch passenger’s private parts during a pat-down. The bill would also prevents agents from taking children under the age of 18 away from parents to perform a search.
“Air travelers are subjected to aggressive, humiliating pat-downs, many of which would land the average stranger off the street in jail,” Rep. Brett Hildabrand told the Kansas Eagle. “But because the federal government has given someone a blue uniform and a badge, we are told that person has authority over our bodies and we must endure.”
If approved, this would apply to the 100 to 100 TSA officers who work at seven Kansas airports which include Wichita, Dodge City, Manhattan, Great Bend and Hays.