22 U.S. Code § 7109b - Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts To Combat Trafficking in Persons

(a) Establishment of award
The President is authorized to establish an award, to be known as the “Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts To Combat Trafficking in Persons”, for extraordinary efforts to combat trafficking in persons. To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary of State shall present the award annually to not more than 5 individuals or organizations, including—
(1) individuals who are United States citizens or foreign nationals; and
(2) United States or foreign nongovernmental organizations.
(b) Selection
The President shall establish procedures for selecting recipients of the award authorized under subsection (a).
(c) Ceremony
The Secretary of State shall host an annual ceremony for recipients of the award authorized under subsection (a) as soon as practicable after the date on which the Secretary submits to Congress the report required under section 7107 (b)(1) of this title. The Secretary of State may pay the travel costs of each recipient and a guest of each recipient who attends the ceremony.
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated, for each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2011, such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

Source

(Pub. L. 106–386, div. A, § 112B, as added Pub. L. 110–457, title I, § 109,Dec. 23, 2008, 122 Stat. 5051.)

 

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