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Central, South Coast Legislator Co-Authors Bill Intended To Make Airline Travel Safer

A Santa Barbara congressman is a co-sponsor of new legislation intended to make airline travel saver.  The bipartisan bill would create a pilot program for COVID-19 temperature checks during TSA screenings.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara co-authored the bill.  Versions of it have been introduced in both the House of Representatives, and the Senate.

It calls for a 120-day pilot program.  Then, the TSA would use the information to develop, and implement the program more broadly at airports.  The agency would also be able to work with universities and the private sector to see if more efficient temperature screening systems can be developed.

Airlines would be required to notify passengers that they would be required to get temperature screenings when they come to airports.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.