Text: H.R.6328 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

01/14/2013 Became Public Law No: 112-271

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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 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 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 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.”.

(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.