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"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

HR 2027: Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to amend Title 49, United States Code, to establish limitations on the use of whole-body imaging technology for aircraft passenger screening, and for other purposes.


This bill would prohibit the storage, transfer, or copying of images of airline passengers generated by whole-body imaging technology after boarding determinations concerning those passengers have been made. Knowing violations would be punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment of up to 3 years.

Legislation Details

Chaffetz (R - UT)


06/04/2009: Provisions included as amendment to another bill
05/26/2009: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
04/22/2009: Referred to House Judiciary Committee
04/22/2009: Introduced