The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is probably the most talked about government agency in the press these days, whether it be radio, TV, Newspapers or the Internet.
That said, according to Travelers Today, lawmakers in the state of Kansas have proposed a bill that is already sponsored by 21 House members, which would make it illegal for TSA agents to touch passenger's private parts during a pat-down. Many in the Christian community are cheering this bill and the efforts to get it passed. Personal privacy is considered a God given right by the Christian community.
The bill would also prevent agents from taking children under the age of 18 away from parents to perform a search, which would make one Missouri couple happy. Recently, a Missouri couple became very upset after TSA officials detained their wheelchair-bound three-year-old daughter, took away her stuffed doll, and refused to allow them to videotape agents patting her down. This incident happened at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. See the video link at the left.
According to Travelers Today website, if the bill is approved and signed into law, it would apply to 100 TSA officers who work at seven Kansas airports which include Wichita, Dodge City, Manhattan, Great Bend and Hays. Kansas is joining several conservative states which have gone after the TSA including Texas, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Alaska.
Some experts don't see this legislation happening. They feel that the supporters of the bill are wasting their time.
This bill follows an incident at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in 2012 in which a woman claimed that TSA screeners treated her four-year-old daughter like a terrorist, leaving her in tears.