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Senate Proceeding on Feb 15th, 2011 :: 1:43:00 to 1:46:10
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Ben Nelson

1:42:56 to 1:43:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: senate position. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: there will now be 20 minutes of debate equally divided on the nelson amendment number 58. mr. nelson: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from nebraska. mr. nelson: mr. president, the amendment which senator schumer, akaka, shaheen, tester,

Ben Nelson

1:43:00 to 1:46:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

1:43:20 to 1:43:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: yourself, the chair, whitehouse, menendez, senator nelson from florida and i have offered, which we'll be voting on shortly is a commonsense approach to protecting the interests of an individual's privacy when they pass through security check points at airports and public buildings. nebraskans and americans understand that every step must be taken to keep federal

Ben Nelson

1:43:42 to 1:44:02( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: buildings and air travel safe in america, particularly after the 9/11 attacks. however, as we promote security, safeguards are necessary to protect everybody's privacy from misuse of images generate bid body scanning machines. our legislation sends a commonsense message: we won't

Ben Nelson

1:44:03 to 1:44:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: ignore people's privacy as we make sure air travel and federal buildings are saefplt the amendment is very -- are safe. the amendment is straightforward. it would, number one, make it a crime to photograph or record a body scan image or distribute a body scan image taken at either an airport or any federal building without express

Ben Nelson

1:44:24 to 1:44:45( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: authorization to do so either by law or regulation. second, it imposes a penalty of up to one year in prison and $100,000 fine on violators. third, we provide an exception from prosecution if the actions taken occur while the individual is engaged in their official

Ben Nelson

1:44:46 to 1:45:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: duties during the course of an authorized intelligence investigation or criminal prosecution. this language which was worked out with officials at the f.b.i. and d.n.i. are important. this is not an abstract concern. there's already been a case where these images have been taken and posted online inappropriate.

Ben Nelson

1:45:09 to 1:45:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: so it's my hope that by creating a deterrent, a very strong deterrent and establishing criminal penalties for those who take and distribute body scan images inappropriately, that will help prevent that from occurring again. by adopting this amendment, we're telling our constituents that we're not going to ignore your privacy in the process of making sure we have safe

Ben Nelson

1:45:32 to 1:45:52( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: airports and federal buildings. i ask my colleagues to support our amendment, and i also will be calling up a second-degree amendment as the details are worked out. when i call up second-degree amendment number 85, which is at the desk, and ask that it be

Ben Nelson

1:45:53 to 1:46:11( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: modified with the changes that are at the desk. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the second-degree amendment, as modified, is agreed to. mr. nelson: i ask my colleagues, mr. president, to support our amendment, and i ask

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