H.R.2027 - Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] (Introduced 04/22/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/26/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
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Summary: H.R.2027 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/22/2009)
Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act of 2009 - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) (TSA) to ensure that whole-body imaging technology is used for the screening of passengers only in accordance with this Act.
Prohibits the use of whole-body imaging technology as the sole or primary method of screening aircraft passengers. Allows its use only if another method of screening, such as metal detection, demonstrates cause for preventing a passenger from boarding an aircraft.
Requires that passengers: (1) be provided information on the operation of such technology and specified related matters, including privacy policies and the right to request a pat-down search; and (2) be offered such a pat-down search in lieu of such screening.
Prohibits the storage, transfer, sharing, or copying in any form of an image of a passenger generated by whole-body imaging technology after a boarding determination is made.
Imposes criminal penalties upon any U.S. officer or employee who knowingly stores, transfers, shares, or copies whole-body screening images.