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Text of To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish a 10-year term of office for any individual appointed as the ...

...appointed as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration), and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on January 13, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 13, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4459

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 13, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish a 10-year term of office for any individual appointed as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration), and for other purposes.

1.

Appointment of Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration)

(a)

In general

Section 114(b) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)

Appointment; term of office

(1)

Appointment

The head of the Administration shall be the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration). The Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(2)

Qualifications

The Assistant Secretary must—

(A)

be a citizen of the United States; and

(B)

have experience in a field directly related to transportation or security.

(3)

Term of office

The term of office of an individual appointed as the Assistant Secretary shall be 10 years. An Assistant Secretary may not serve more than one 10-year term.

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(b)

Technical amendments

Section 114 of such title is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a) by striking Department of Transportation and inserting Department of Homeland Security;

(2)

in the heading for subsection (m)(1) by striking under secretary and inserting assistant secretary; and

(3)

by striking Under Secretary each place it appears and inserting Assistant Secretary.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to any individual appointed as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) after the date of enactment of this Act.