Text: H.R.6328 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
01/14/2013 Became Public Law No: 112-271
Enrolled Bill (01/02/2013)
[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 6328 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]
One Hundred Twelfth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the third day of January, two thousand and twelve
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.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Clothe a Homeless Hero Act''.
SEC. 2. DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED CLOTHING RECOVERED AT AIRPORT SECURITY
(a) In General.--Section 44945 of title 49, United States Code, is
(1) in the section heading, by inserting ``and clothing'' after
(2) by inserting before the text the following: ``(a)
Disposition of Unclaimed Money.--''; 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 shall
make every reasonable effort, in consultation with the Secretary of
Veterans Affairs, to transfer the clothing to the local airport
authority or other local authorities for donation to charity,
including local veterans organizations or other local charitable
organizations for distribution to homeless or needy veterans and
``(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.''.
(b) Clerical Amendment.--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.''.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.