[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 125, 112th Congress, 1st Session]
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Public Law 112-54
112th Congress

An Act


 
To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with
the Secretary of State, to establish a program to issue Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards, 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 ``Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Business Travel Cards Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION BUSINESS TRAVEL CARDS.

(a) In <> General.--During the 7-year period
ending on September 30, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in
coordination with the Secretary of State, is authorized to issue Asia-
Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards (referred to in this
section as ``ABT Cards'') to any eligible person, including business
leaders and United States Government officials who are actively engaged
in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation business. An individual may not
receive an ABT Card under this section unless the individual has been
approved and is in good standing in an international trusted traveler
program of the Department of Homeland Security.

(b) Integration With Existing Travel Programs.--The Secretary of
Homeland Security may integrate application procedures for, and
issuance, suspension, and revocation of, ABT Cards with other
appropriate international trusted traveler programs of the Department of
Homeland Security.
(c) Cooperation With Private Entities.--In carrying out this
section, the Secretary of Homeland Security may consult with appropriate
private sector entities.
(d) Rulemaking.--The Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination
with the Secretary of State, may prescribe such regulations as may be
necessary to carry out this section, including regulations regarding
conditions of or limitations on eligibility for an ABT Card.
(e) Fee.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary of Homeland Security may--
(A) prescribe and collect a fee for the issuance of
ABT Cards; and
(B) adjust such fee to the extent the Secretary
determines to be necessary to comply with paragraph (2).

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(2) Limitation.--The Secretary of Homeland Security 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 establishing the program.
(3) Account for collections.--There is established in the
Treasury of the United States an ``APEC 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 APEC Business
Travel Card Account--
(A) shall be credited to the appropriate account of
the Department of Homeland Security for expenses
incurred in carrying out this section; and
(B) shall remain available until expended.

(f) Termination of Program.--The Secretary of Homeland Security, in
coordination with the Secretary of State, may terminate activities under
this section if the Secretary of Homeland Security determines such
action to be in the interest of the United States.

Approved November 12, 2011.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1487 (H.R. 2042):
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 112-92 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 157 (2011):
Nov. 3, considered and passed Senate.
Nov. 4, considered and passed House.