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AAAE Security SmartBrief February 22, 2012

April 11, 2012

30,000-Foot View

Alaska bill would warn travelers of pat-downs 
Alaska’s House Transportation Committee is considering legislation that would require signs warning travelers of pat-downs and electronic devices that use radiation. The signs would be posted near airport checkpoints. State Rep. Sharon Cissna, a breast cancer survivor who experienced what she described was an invasive pat-down, sponsored the legislation. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/The Associated Press (2/21)

Security Update

States profit from confiscated items 
Swiss army knives, fuzzy handcuffs, swords and other items that the Transportation Security Administration confiscates from travelers are usually turned over to state agencies and commercial vendors to sell. “It was of no use to TSA. It’s of no value to them. The cost and care of storage and handling was exceeding the commercial value of it to them,” says Scott Pepperman, executive director of the National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property. “Some (states) put them up on eBay. Some have their own websites. Others have auctions.” Pennsylvania has raised $700,000 from selling such items since 2004. USA TODAY (2/21)

30,000-Foot View

Alaska bill would warn travelers of pat-downs 
Alaska’s House Transportation Committee is considering legislation that would require signs warning travelers of pat-downs and electronic devices that use radiation. The signs would be posted near airport checkpoints. State Rep. Sharon Cissna, a breast cancer survivor who experienced what she described was an invasive pat-down, sponsored the legislation. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/The Associated Press (2/21)

Security Update

States profit from confiscated items 
Swiss army knives, fuzzy handcuffs, swords and other items that the Transportation Security Administration confiscates from travelers are usually turned over to state agencies and commercial vendors to sell. “It was of no use to TSA. It’s of no value to them. The cost and care of storage and handling was exceeding the commercial value of it to them,” says Scott Pepperman, executive director of the National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property. “Some (states) put them up on eBay. Some have their own websites. Others have auctions.” Pennsylvania has raised $700,000 from selling such items since 2004. USA TODAY (2/21)

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