Back in March, I reported on several pieces of proposed legislation that would ban pornoscanners and hold TSA agents accountable for their sexual assaults in Texas.
The campaign took a big step forward last week as the pornoscanner bill made its way out of the Texas House Transportation Committee with a unanimous recommendation for passage by the committee members. This happened thanks to efforts by Norman Horn and other libertarian student activists who learned that the bill was about to die in committee and, with just 48 hours to save it, bombarded the relevant legislators (if I may employ an oxymoron) with phone calls and e-mails.
cross-posted from the LewRockwell.com blog
—HB1938, which would ban TSA scanners in Texas, passed out of committee on 05-09-11. the Vote was 8-0, with 3 abstaining.
—HB1937, which would ban TSA searches without probable cause (as per the 4th amendment), passed out of committee on 05-09-11. The vote was 8-0, with 1 abstaining.
Both bills are expected for a floor vote in the Texas house soon.
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Video: HB1937 and HB1938 sponsor, David Simpson at Nullify Now! Austin