Utah lawmaker seeks to limit TSA pat-downs


Randall Jeppesen
KSL.com
May 27, 2011

A Utah lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would limit security pat-downs at Utah’s airports.

Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, posted on his Facebook page he’s working on a bill designed to prohibit Transportation Security Administration pat downs in Utah unless agents have reasonable suspicion. TSA agents would be required to follow standards similar to those used by police in determining suspicion.

Wimmer also posted that Utah needs to stand with Texas. Lawmakers there already are considering a similar bill, House Bill 1937, which states it would be an offense to search a person without probable cause.

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