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Public Law 112-271
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
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. <<NOTE: Jan. 14, 2013 -  [H.R. 6328]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Clothe a 
Homeless Hero Act. 49 USC 40101 note.>> 
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.''.

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    (b) <<NOTE: 49 USC prec. 44901.>>  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.''.

    Approved January 14, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 6328:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 158 (2012):
                                    Nov. 27, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                    Dec. 11, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                    Dec. 30, House considered concurring 
                                        in Senate amendment.
                                                        Vol. 158 (2013):
                                    Jan. 1, House concurred in Senate 
                                        amendment.

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