H.R. 1095: TSA Loose Change Act

H.R. 1095

TSA Loose Change Act

Date
December 3, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 1095, the TSA Loose Change Act, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on March 12, 2013 by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1095 directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to annually transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that operate multiple airport centers throughout the United States to provide a place of rest and recuperation for members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Background

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), airline passengers have left behind about $500,000 at airport security checkpoints in the last two fiscal years.  Currently, unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints is retained by the TSA for civil aviation security.

Cost

The CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would not have a significant impact on the budget in a given year.  “For purposes of this estimate, CBO assumes that the requirement to transfer funds would apply only to amounts collected after H.R. 1095 is enacted and that existing balances would remain available to TSA for aviation security.”[1]

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.