Summary: H.R.2127 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (07/27/2015)

Securing Expedited Screening Act

(Sec. 3) The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security shall, within 180 days after enactment of this Act, limit access to expedited airport security screening at airport security checkpoints to only a passenger who:

  • voluntarily submits biographic and biometric information for a security risk assessment and has an approved PreCheck program application;
  • is traveling as air transportation security or a member of the Armed Forces, including any accompanying family member;
  • is a member of a population designated by the TSA as known and low-risk and who may be issued a unique, known traveler number; or
  • is 75 years or older, or 12 years or younger and traveling with a parent or guardian participating in the PreCheck program.

The TSA may extend for one year implementation of the requirement for passengers who have been designated frequent fliers.

The TSA may provide access to expedited airport security screening to additional passengers through an alternate method upon submission to Congress of an independent assessment of its security effectiveness.

(Sec. 4) The TSA shall report annually to Congress certain information on passengers provided expedited security screening.