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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1249

To rename the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of the Department of State the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and to provide for an Assistant Secretary to head such Bureau, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 27, 2013

Mr. Blumenthal (for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Portman, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Kirk, and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


A BILL

To rename the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of the Department of State the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and to provide for an Assistant Secretary to head such Bureau, 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. Redesignation of office.

(a) In general.—Section 105(e) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7103(e)) is amended—

(1) in the subsection heading, by striking “Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking” and inserting “Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons”;

(2) in paragraph (1)—

(A) in the first sentence, by striking “Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking” and inserting “Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons”;

(B) in the second sentence, by striking “Office” and inserting “Bureau”; and

(C) in the sixth sentence, by striking “Office” and inserting “Bureau”; and

(3) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking “Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking” and inserting “Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons”.

(b) Conforming amendments.—(1) Section 112A(b)(3) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7109a(b)(3)) is amended by striking “Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking” and inserting “Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons”.

(2) Section 113(a) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7110(a)) is amended by striking “Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking” and inserting “Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons”.

(3) Section 105 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7112) is amended—

(A) by striking “Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking” both places it appears and inserting “Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons”; and

(B) in subsection (a)(2), by striking “focus of the Office” and inserting “focus of the Bureau”.

(4) Section 708(a) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4028(a)) is amended by striking “Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking” and inserting “Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons”.

SEC. 2. Assistant Secretary of the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

(a) In general.—Section 105(e) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7103(e)), as amended by section 1(a), is further amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) by striking “Director” each place it appears and inserting “Assistant Secretary”; and

(B) by striking “, with the rank of Ambassador-at-Large”; and

(2) in paragraph (2), by striking “Director” both places it appears and inserting “Assistant Secretary”.

(b) Conforming amendments.—(1) Section 112A(b)(3) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7109a(b)(3)), as amended by section 1(b)(1), is further amended by striking “Director” and inserting “Assistant Secretary”.

(2) Section 105(a)(2) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7112(a)(2)), as amended by section 1(b)(3), is further amended by striking “Director” and inserting “Assistant Secretary”.

(3) Section 708(a) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4028(a)), as amended by section 1(b)(4), is further amended by striking “Director” and inserting “Assistant Secretary”.

(c) Increase in authorized Assistant Secretary positions.—(1) Section 1(c)(1) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a(c)(1)) is amended by striking “not more than 24 Assistant Secretaries” and inserting “not more than 25 Assistant Secretaries”.

(2) Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking “Assistant Secretaries of State (24)” and inserting “Assistant Secretaries of State (25)”.

SEC. 3. References.

(a) Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking.—Any reference to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be deemed to be a reference to the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

(b) Assistant Secretary of the Bureau To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.—Any reference to the Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be deemed to be a reference to the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.