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TSA Groping Bill in the Hands of the House - This bill must pass!

Yesterday, in a move of uncharacteristic dexterity, the Texas Senate passed the TSA Anti-Groping Bill. The bill now is in the hands of our Texas House where I am confident it will be dispatched to the Governor for signing and a future court battle over Texans' right to travel without being molested and unreasonably searched.   Read more »

at Jun 28, 2011 10:30 AM


(Austin) – This afternoon the Texas House of Representatives took the next step toward restricting government officials from groping innocent citizens as a condition of travel without cause, passing HB 41 on second reading by voice vote. Three amendments were offered and passed by the bill’s author Representative David Simpson (R-Longview), Representative Allen Fletcher (R-Houston), and Representative Pete Gallego (D-Alpine).   Read more »

at Jun 27, 2011 8:42 PM

Statement by Speaker Straus on Passage to Second Reading of the “TSA Anti-Grope Bill”

This statement on the passage of the second reading of House Bill 41, or the “TSA pat-down bill”, was released today from the offices of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio).

"I want to thank the numerous members of the Texas House who worked hard over the weekend to resolve the major concerns with HB 41.   Read more »

at Jun 27, 2011 6:10 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry Draws a Line in the Sand - TSA Anti-Groping Bill is Back on the Table

Monday evening, Texas Governor Rick Perry stepped up and drew a line in the sand challenging the TSA's authority to conduct invasive and unwarrented searches of Texans by issuing a proclamation granting the Texas Legislature the authorization to consider and approve legislatio   Read more »

at Jun 21, 2011 12:59 PM
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