Bill to criminalize intrusive TSA pat-downs dies in Texas House
A bill that would have criminalized intrusive TSA pat-downs died today in the Texas House when members declined to take up a tougher Senate version, the Texas Tribune reports.
Each chamber had approved its own version of the bill during this special session, with the Senate’s version viewed as tougher.
At one point during debate last week, House Speaker Joe Straus, a Republican, called the bill a publicity stunt.
The Legislature failed to pass an anti-groping measure during the legislature’s normal session, prompting Gov. Rick Perry to add it to the agenda for the special session.