Senate bill reviewing baggage scans for international travel passes

The No-Hassle Flying Act, introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), would allow the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to determine whether checked baggage on a flight originating at an airport outside the United States must be re-screened in the United States before it can continue on any additional flights if the baggage has already been screened in the foreign airport.

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S. 3542 would only allow the additional baggage scan to be skipped if  the foreign airport is in accordance with an aviation security preclearance agreement between the United States and the country in which the airport is located.

Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) co-sponsored the bill, which passed by unanimous consent.

The bill now head to the House for legislative action.