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   ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION BUSINESS TRAVEL CARDS ACT OF 2017

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Public Law 115-79
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business 
        Travel Card Program. <<NOTE: Nov. 2, 2017 -  [S. 504]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Asia-Pacific 
Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017. 6 USC 101 
note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 
Business Travel Cards Act of 2017''.
SEC. 2. ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION BUSINESS TRAVEL CARDS.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle B of title IV of the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 211 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 417 
the following:
``SEC. 418. <<NOTE: 6 USC 218.>>  ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC 
                        COOPERATION BUSINESS TRAVEL CARDS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection is authorized to issue an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 
Business Travel Card (referred to in this section as an `ABT Card') to 
any individual described in subsection (b).
    ``(b) Card Issuance.--An individual described in this subsection is 
an individual who--
            ``(1) is a citizen of the United States;
            ``(2) has been approved and is in good standing in an 
        existing international trusted traveler program of the 
        Department; and
            ``(3) is--
                    ``(A) engaged in business in the Asia-Pacific 
                region, as determined by the Commissioner of U.S. 
                Customs and Border Protection; or
                    ``(B) a United States Government official actively 
                engaged in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation business, 
                as determined by the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and 
                Border Protection.

    ``(c) <<NOTE: Procedures.>>  Integration With Existing Travel 
Programs.--The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall 
integrate application procedures for, and issuance, renewal, and 
revocation of, ABT Cards with existing international trusted traveler 
programs of the Department.

    ``(d) Cooperation With Private Entities and Nongovernmental 
Organizations.--In carrying out this section, the Commissioner of U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection may consult with

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appropriate private sector entities and nongovernmental organizations, 
including academic institutions.
    ``(e) Fee.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and 
        Border Protection shall--
                    ``(A) prescribe and collect a fee for the issuance 
                and renewal of ABT Cards; and
                    ``(B) adjust such fee to the extent the Commissioner 
                determines necessary to comply with paragraph (2).
            ``(2) Limitation.--The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and 
        Border Protection shall ensure that the total amount of the fees 
        collected under paragraph (1) during any fiscal year is 
        sufficient to offset the direct and indirect costs associated 
        with carrying out this section during such fiscal year, 
        including the costs associated with operating and maintaining 
        the ABT Card issuance and renewal processes.
            ``(3) Account for collections.--There is established in the 
        Treasury of the United States an `Asia-Pacific Economic 
        Cooperation Business Travel Card Account' into which the fees 
        collected under paragraph (1) shall be deposited as offsetting 
        receipts.
            ``(4) Use of funds.--Amounts deposited into the Asia Pacific 
        Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Account established 
        under paragraph (3) shall--
                    ``(A) be credited to the appropriate account of the 
                U.S. Customs and Border Protection for expenses incurred 
                in carrying out this section; and
                    ``(B) remain available until expended.

    ``(f) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Notification.--The Commissioner of U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection shall notify the Committee on Homeland 
Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate not later than 60 days 
after the expenditures of funds to operate and provide ABT Card services 
beyond the amounts collected under subsection (e)(1).

    ``(g) Trusted Traveler Program Defined.--In this section, the term 
`trusted traveler program' means a voluntary program of the Department 
that allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection to expedite clearance of 
pre-approved, low-risk travelers arriving in the United States.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 417 the following new item:

``Sec. 418. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards.''.

SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 6 USC 218 note.>>  ACCOUNT.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the repeal of the Asia-Pacific 
Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-
54; 8 U.S.C. 1185 note) pursuant to section 4(b)(1), amounts deposited 
into the APEC Business Travel Card Account established pursuant to such 
Act as of the date of the enactment of this Act are hereby transferred 
to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Account 
established pursuant to section 418(e) of the Homeland Security Act of 
2002 (as added by section 2(a) of this Act), and shall be available 
without regard to whether such amounts are expended in connection with 
expenses

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incurred with respect to an ABT Card issued at any time before or after 
such date of enactment.
    (b) Availability.--Amounts deposited in the Asia-Pacific Economic 
Cooperation Business Travel Card Account established pursuant to section 
418(e) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, in addition to the purposes 
for which such amounts are available pursuant to such subsection, shall 
also be available for expenditure in connection with expenses incurred 
with respect to ABT Cards issued at any time before the date of the 
enactment of such section.
    (c) Termination.--After the completion of the transfer described in 
subsection (a), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel 
Card Account established pursuant to the Asia-Pacific Economic 
Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 shall be closed.
SEC. 4. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS AND REPEAL.

    (a) Conforming Amendments.--Section 411(c) of section 411 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 211(c)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (17), by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (2) by redesignating paragraph (18) as paragraph (19); and
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (17) the following:
            ``(18) carry out section 418, relating to the issuance of 
        Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards; and''.

    (b) Repeal.--
            (1) In general.--The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 
        Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-54; 8 U.S.C. 
        1185 note) is repealed.
            (2) <<NOTE: 8 USC 1185 note.>>  Saving clause.--
        Notwithstanding the repeal under paragraph (1), an ABT Card 
        issued pursuant to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 
        Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 before the date of the 
        enactment of this Act that, as of such date, is still valid, 
        shall remain valid on and after such date until such time as 
        such Card would otherwise expire.

    Approved November 2, 2017.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 504 (H.R. 2805):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-274 (Comm. on Homeland Security) accompanying 
H.R. 2805.
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-140 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Sept. 26, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 23, considered and passed House.

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