H. R. 6328
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints to local veterans organizations and other local charitable organizations, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Clothe a Homeless Hero Act.
Disposition of unclaimed clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints
Section 44945 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
in the section heading, by inserting
and clothing after
by inserting before the text the following:
(a) Disposition of unclaimed money.—; and
by adding at the end the following:
Disposition of Unclaimed Clothing
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.
In implementing paragraph (1), the Assistant Secretary may enter into agreements with airport authorities.
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.
Nothing in this subsection shall create a cost to the Government.
The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 449 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to such section and inserting the following:
44945. Disposition of unclaimed money and clothing.
Passed the House of Representatives November 27, 2012.
Karen L. Haas,