www.star-telegram.com -- A controversial bill to ban intrusive searches by federal airport security officers died in the Texas Legislature on the final day of the special session today after the House refused to bring it up for consideration. The 30-day special session ended at 12:32 p.m. after the House adjourned. The Senate had concluded its work on Tuesday. House members gave preliminary approval to the Senate-passed anti-groping bill but fell well short of the 120 votes needed to suspend constitutional rules to bring the bill up for final passage. The vote was 96-26.
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