S. 1349 would direct the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a process so that law enforcement officers and people with active security clearances could enroll in the PreCheck program without going through the normal application process. PreCheck expedites the security screening process for commercial airline travelers. Under the bill, TSA would develop procedures to verify that applicants meet the qualifications in the bill. Applicants who qualify under the bill would still pay the applicable cost-recovery fees to TSA to participate in the PreCheck program.
Using information from TSA, CBO estimates that the agency would incur administrative costs to establish the procedures to verify that applicants qualify would total about $1 million over the 2020-2024 period, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.