|Date||December 30, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
On Sunday, December 30, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider the Senate Amendment to H.R. 6328, the Clothe a Homeless Hero Act. The House passed H.R. 6328 by voice vote on November 27, 2012. The Senate passed the bill on December 11, 2012 by unanimous consent.
The Senate amendment clarifies that if an airport already has an agreement to donate the lost clothing items from TSA checkpoints, they can continue that agreement. The base bill states that TSA should try to donate items to veteran's groups.
Under current law (Section 44945 of title 49, United States Code), unclaimed money recovered at any airport security checkpoint is retained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and remains available until expended for the purpose of providing civil aviation security. Other real property and personal belongings that are left at airport checkpoints and in other TSA controlled areas are disposed of in a variety of ways. Typically an item is held for thirty days before being either stored by TSA (in the case of high-value items) or sold or donated. H.R. 6328 would direct the TSA to transfer clothing recovered at any airport security checkpoint to local veterans' organizations or other local charitable organizations for distribution to homeless or needy veterans and veteran families.
There is no cost estimate.