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Text of the Clothe a Homeless Hero Act

This bill was introduced on November 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 27, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3640

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 27, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clothe a Homeless Hero Act.

2.

Disposition of unclaimed clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints

(a)

In general

Section 44945 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by inserting and clothing after money;

(2)

by striking Notwithstanding and inserting the following:

(a)

Disposition of unclaimed money

Notwithstanding

; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Disposition of unclaimed clothing

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

Agreements

The Assistant Secretary may enter into agreements with airport authorities to facilitate the implementation of paragraph (1).

(3)

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.

(4)

Limitation

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

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(b)

Clerical amendment

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.

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