A bill to establish an air travelers’ bill of rights, to implement those rights, and for other purposes. Read More


This bill was introduced on Jun 14, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jun 14, 2012

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To establish an air travelers' bill of rights, to implement those rights, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Air Travelers' Bill of Rights Act of 2012''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Definitions. Sec. 3. Establishment of air travelers' bill of rights. Sec. 4. Mandatory approval of applications under screening partnership program. Sec. 5. Expansion of PreCheck program. Sec. 6. Availability of canine teams for screening. Sec. 7. Prohibition on use of random computer-generated screening. Sec. 8. Limitations on screening using pat-downs. Sec. 9. Prevention of humiliating searches. Sec. 10. Liability of manufacturers of advanced imaging technology. Sec. 11. Implementation of additional elements of air travelers' bill of rights. Sec. 12. Passenger Privacy Protection Award.


In this Act: (1) Advanced imaging technology.--The term ``advanced imaging technology'' has the meaning given that term in section 44901(l) of title 49, United States Code. (2) Air transportation.--The term ``air transportation'' means air transportation and intrastate air transportation (as those terms are defined in section 40102 of title 49, United States Code). (3) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means-- (A) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; and...

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