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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[S. 1249 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

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.


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                   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

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                                 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.
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