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Proposed New Hampshire bill would categorize TSA naked body scans, pat downs as sexual assault
A new proposal before New Hampshire lawmakers would make it a crime for US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents to grope travelers as part of "enhanced" security pat downs or send them through naked body scanners. If passed, House Bill 628-FN would classify such activity as sexual assault, punishable in the same way as other offenses in this serious category.
Cosponsored from both sides of the political aisle, HB628-FN specifically "makes the touching or viewing with a technological device of a person's breasts or genitals by a government security agent without probable cause a sexual assault." It goes on to specify that those convicted of such offense will be classified as "tier III offenders under the criminal offenders registry."
Legislature to TSA: Don't Mess With Texas!
Legislators in the state of Texas are seeking to protect the Fourth Amendment by utilizing the Tenth Amendment.
Angered by the violation of civil liberties at the airport at the metaphorical, and physical, hands of the Transportation Security Administration, members of the Texas Legislature have introduced the following bills:
HB 1937: Bans offensive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation and penalizes those who engage in such.
HB 1938: Outlaws the use of the naked body scanners at Texas airports, and subjects those in violation to this law to penalty.