S 227
2-4-13, Senate Passed Bill by Unanimous Consent
2-5-13, At House Desk

113th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 227

To authorize the transfer of certain funds to improve security at United States embassies and other diplomatic facilities worldwide, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 2013

Mr. LEAHY (for himself, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. GRAHAM, Mrs. SHAHEEN, Mr. CASEY, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Mr. CARDIN, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Mr. REED, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. MURPHY, Mr. NELSON, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. SCHUMER, and Mr. PAUL) introduced the following bill; which was read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed

A BILL

To authorize the transfer of certain funds to improve security at United States embassies and other diplomatic facilities worldwide, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. TRANSFER OF CERTAIN FUNDS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF SECURITY AT UNITED STATES EMBASSIES AND OTHER DIPLOMATIC FACILITIES WORLDWIDE.

    (a) Transfer Authority- Funds appropriated by title VIII of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2012 (division I of Public Law 112-74; 125 Stat. 1265) under the headings `Diplomatic and Consular Programs' and `Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance' may be transferred between such headings.

    (b) Availability-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Any funds transferred to a heading under subsection (a) shall be merged with funds in the heading to which transferred, and shall, except as provided in paragraph (2), be available subject to the same terms and conditions as the funds with which merged.

      (2) DURATION OF AVAILABILITY- Any funds transferred under subsection (a) shall be available for the same period for which such funds were originally appropriated.

    (c) Notification Procedures- Any transfer of funds under subsection (a) shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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