H.R. 6028: No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012

H.R. 6028

No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012

Sponsor
Rep. Joe Walsh

Date
September 11, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

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.

Bill Summary

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.

Background

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.

Cost

There was no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate available for this legislation.