Late Friday afternoon, May 13, the Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed 138-0 H.B. 1937, which would ban "intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation." According to a press release issued by the office of state Rep. David Simpson, the bill's author, H.B. 1937 is "the first bill in the country that would actively restrict the TSA's [Transportation Security Administration's] intrusive screening practices to pass a legislative vote."
The landmark legislation now goes to the state Senate, where it would need to be approved (and sent to Governor Rick Perry for his signature) within the next couple of weeks to become law, since the Legislative session ends at the end of May.
As described by the release from Simpson’s office,