House Bill 1937 would have made it a misdemeanor offense for a federal Transportation Security Administration
agent to "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly [touch] the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast" of a person going through airport security.
Federal Transportation Security Administration
workers found the item at approximately 0930 local time, and the discover led to the evacuation of the terminal with firefighters, police and a bomb squad being called to the airport, The Associated Press said.
Frustrated city officials called Wednesday for the federal Transportation Security Administration
to meet with them to discuss plans to reduce passenger lines at Los Angeles International Airport.
Federal agencies did not want to stall flights across the country Friday, so they let airlines decide where and when to conduct the searches during the 24 hours, said Don Barker, a Eugene-based security director for the federal Transportation Security Administration
The federal Transportation Security Administration
, which oversees screeners at the nation's 450 airports, has worked over the last few years to improve training and technology to spot threats, but there's still work to do, said Billie Vincent, a national airport security expert.
The airport authority reportedly wants to spend USD3m on another checkpoint in the commuter terminal, but the plans have to be approved by the federal Transportation Security Administration
as well as by the airlines.
Instead of checking in first with airline ticket agents, travelers get in line in front of the check-in counters and give their bags to federal Transportation Security Administration
Link Lewis, a federal Transportation Security Administration
worker who manages 350 luggage screeners at LAX, said the nation has made great progress since 9-11.
The incidents closed terminals six, seven, eight and the Tom Bradley International Terminal but were not linked to terrorism according to the Federal Transportation Security Administration