Omaha World Herald
February 22, 2011

The Senate on Tuesday approved Sen. Ben Nelson’s proposal aimed at preventing images from federal security body scanners from landing on the Internet.

The Senate voted 98-0 in favor of the aviation bill amendment, which would make it a federal offense to “inappropriately photograph, record or distribute images produced by body scan imaging machines at U.S. airports or federal buildings.”

Penalties would include up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 per violation.

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., had initially expressed reservations about Nelson’s proposal, but he said Tuesday that he felt comfortable with the final version after Nelson, D-Neb., made a few adjustments.

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