IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 27, 2012
Mr. Toomey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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
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
Notwithstanding and inserting the following:
Disposition of unclaimed money
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 of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall make every reasonable effort to transfer such clothing to local veterans organizations or other local charitable organizations for distribution to homeless or needy veterans and veteran families.
The Assistant Secretary may enter into agreements with airport authorities to facilitate the implementation of paragraph (1).
Other charitable arrangements
Nothing in this subsection may be construed to 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 Federal Government.
The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 449 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 44945 and inserting the following:
44945. Disposition of unclaimed money and clothing.