CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6028, No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority for approval. The bill was introduced on June 26, 2012, by Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security.
H.R. 6028 would allow the Assistant Secretary of Transportation Security Administration to determine whether passengers entering the United States from “pre-clearance” international airports are required to have their checked baggage re-screened before continuing on to additional flight segments.
The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has designated 14 international airports as “pre-clearance” airports having comparable security standards as those of the US. Passengers entering from those pre-clearance airports do not have to go through security again upon entering the United States. This bill would clarify that their baggage does not need to be re-screened either.
There was no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate available for this legislation.