This resolution urges Congress to support H.R. 6416 or similar legislation relative to airport security.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven
A RESOLUTION urging Congress to support H.R. 6416 or similar legislation relative to airport security.
Whereas, the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently adopted more stringent screening procedures at the nationís airports, requiring the use of full body imaging machines and enhanced pat-downs; and
Whereas, many Americans have objected to the such measures as overly intrusive and a violation of privacy; and
Whereas, repeated exposure to radiation from the scans presents an unknown and potentially serious health risk; and
Whereas, many travelers have found the pat-down searches conducted by employees of the TSA to be a humiliating experience bordering on physical and emotional abuse; and
Whereas, in response to such practices, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas has introduced The American Traveller Dignity Act of 2010, H.R. 6416, which provides that airport security screeners are not immune from any U.S. law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the New Hampshire general court hereby urges Congress to pass H.R. 6416 or to enact similar legislation protecting the rights of travelers in the nationís airports; and
That copies of this resolution, signed by the speaker of the house of representatives and the senate present, be forwarded by the house clerk to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and to each member of the New Hampshire congressional delegation.