H.R. 2179 (112th): To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security ...

...Administration) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to United Service Organizations

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 08, 2012 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 328

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2179

[Report No. 112–468]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 14, 2011

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

May 8, 2012

Additional sponsors: Mr. Bonner, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Long, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Cole, Mr. Loebsack, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Turner of Ohio, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Jones, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Griffith of Virginia, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Ellmers, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Meehan, Ms. Norton, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Rush, Mr. Latta, Mr. Kline, Mr. Luetkemeyer, and Mr. Kissell

May 8, 2012

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic


A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to United Service Organizations, Incorporated, and for other purposes.


1.

Disposition of unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints

(a)

Donation to USO

Section 44945 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking shall be retained by the Transportation Security Administration and all that follows before the period at the end and inserting shall be annually transferred, without further appropriation, by the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to United Service Organizations, Incorporated, to provide funding for its activities in support of USO airport centers.

(b)

Annual report

Section 515(b) of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005 (118 Stat. 1318) is amended by striking and specifically how the unclaimed money is being used to provide civil aviation security and inserting and the amount of unclaimed money transferred to United Service Organizations, Incorporated, and the dates of such transfers.

1.

Disposition of unclaimed money and clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints

(a)

In general

Section 44945 of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

44945.

Disposition of unclaimed money and clothing

(a)

Unclaimed money

Notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, unclaimed money recovered at any airport security checkpoint shall be annually transferred, without further appropriation, by the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to United Service Organizations, Incorporated, to provide funding for the activities of United Service Organizations, Incorporated, in support of USO airport centers.

(b)

Unclaimed clothing

(1)

In general

In disposing of unclaimed clothing recovered at any airport security checkpoint, the Assistant Secretary shall make every reasonable effort, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to transfer the clothing to local veterans organizations or other local charitable organizations for distribution to homeless or needy veterans and veteran families.

(2)

Agreements

In implementing paragraph (1), the Assistant Secretary may enter into agreements with airport authorities.

(3)

Other charitable arrangements

Nothing in this subsection shall prevent an airport or the Transportation Security Administration from donating unclaimed clothing to a charitable organization of their choosing.

(4)

Limitation

Nothing in this subsection shall create a cost to the Government.

(c)

Annual report

The Assistant Secretary shall submit, on an annual basis, to the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate a report that contains a detailed description of—

(1)

the amount of unclaimed money described in subsection (a) recovered in total and at each individual airport; and

(2)

the amount of unclaimed money described in subsection (a) transferred to United Service Organizations, Incorporated, under this section and the dates of such transfers.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The item relating to such section in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 449 of such title is amended to read as follows:

44945. Disposition of unclaimed money and clothing.

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(c)

Repeal

Section 515(b) of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005 (118 Stat. 1318; 49 U.S.C. 44945 note) is repealed.

May 8, 2012

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed