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HR 4759 IH
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 4759
To amend the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965
to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council on
the Arts.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 9, 1990
Mr. CRANE introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee
on Education and Labor
A BILL
To amend the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965
to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council on
the Arts.
  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 `Privatization of Art Act of 1990'.
SEC. 2. TERMINATION OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
  Sections 5 and 6 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
  Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 954, 955) are repealed.
SEC. 3. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.
  (a) DECLARATION OF PURPOSE- Section 2 of the National Foundation on the
  Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 951) is amended--
  (1) in paragraphs (1) and (4) by striking `and the arts',
  (2) in paragraphs (3) and (8) by striking `the arts and',
  (3) in paragraph (5) by striking `the practice of art and', and
  (4) in paragraph (9) by striking `the Arts and'.
  (b) DEFINITIONS- Section 3 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the
  Humanities Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 952) is amended--
  (1) by striking subsections (c) and (f), and
  (2) in subsection (d)--
  (A) by striking `to foster American artistic creativity, to commission
  works of art,',
  (B) in paragraph (1)--
  (i) by striking `the National Council on the Arts or', and
  (ii) by striking `, as the case may be,',
  (C) in paragraph (2)--
  (i) by striking `sections 5(l) and' and inserting `section',
  (ii) in subparagraph (A) by striking `artistic or', and
  (iii) in subparagraph (B)--
  (I) by striking `the National Council on the Arts and', and
  (II) by striking `, as the case may be,', and
  (D) by striking `(d)' and inserting `(c)', and
  (3) by redesignating subsections (e) and (g) as subsections (d) and (e),
  respectively.
  (c) ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES-
  Section 4(a) of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
  Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 953(a)) is amended--
  (1) in subsection (a)--
  (A) by striking `the Arts and' each place it appears, and
  (B) by striking `a National Endowment for the Arts,',
  (2) in subsection (b) by striking `and the arts', and
  (3) in the heading of such section by striking `THE ARTS AND'.
  (d) FEDERAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES- Section 9 of the National
  Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 958)
  is amended--
  (1) in subsection (a) by striking `the Arts and',
  (2) in subsection (b) by striking `the Chairperson of the National Endowment
  for the Arts,',
  (3) in subsection (c)--
  (A) in paragraph (1) by striking `the Chairperson of the National Endowment
  for the Arts and',
  (B) in paragraph (3)--
  (i) by striking `the National Endowment for the Arts', and
  (ii) by striking `Humanities,' and inserting `Humanities', and
  (C) in paragraph (6) by striking `the arts and'.
  (e) ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS- Section 10 of the National Foundation on
  the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 959) is amended--
  (1) in subsection (a)--
  (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
  (i) by striking `in them',
  (ii) by striking `the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts
  and', and
  (iii) by striking `, in carrying out their respective functions,',
  (B) by striking `of an Endowment' each place it appears,
  (C) in paragraph (2)--
  (i) by striking `of that Endowment' the first place it appears and inserting
  `the National Endowment for the Humanities',
  (ii) by striking `sections 6(f) and' and inserting `section', and
  (iii) by striking `sections 5(c) and' and inserting `section',
  (D) in paragraph (3) by striking `Chairperson's functions, define their
  duties, and supervise their activities' and inserting `functions, define
  the activities, and supervise the activities of the Chairperson',
  (E) by striking the second, third, and fourth sentences,
  (F) in the fifth sentence by striking `one of its Endowments and received
  by the Chairperson of an Endowment' and inserting `the National Endowment
  for the Humanities and received by the Chairperson of that Endowment',
  (G) in the sixth and eighth sentences by striking `each Chairperson'
  each place it appears and inserting `the Chairperson',
  (H) in the seventh sentence by striking `Each chairperson' and inserting
  `The Chairperson', and
  (I) by striking the ninth, tenth, and eleventh sentences,
  (2) in subsection (b)--
  (A) by striking `Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts and
  the', and
  (B) by striking `each' the first place it appears,
  (3) in subsection (c)--
  (A) by striking `National Council on the Arts and the', and
  (B) by striking `, respectively,',
  (4) in subsection (d)--
  (A) in paragraph (1)--
  (i) by striking `Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts and
  the', and
  (ii) by striking `sections 5(c) and' and inserting `section',
  (B) in paragraph (2)(A)--
  (i) by striking `either of the Endowments' and inserting `National Endowment
  for the Humanities', and
  (ii) by striking `involved', and
  (C) in paragraph (3)--
  (i) by striking `that provided such financial assistance' each place it
  appears, and
  (ii) in subparagraph (C) by striking `the National Endowment for the
  Arts or',
  (5) in subsection (e)--
  (A) in paragraph (1)--
  (i) by striking `the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts and',
  (ii) by striking `jointly',
  (iii) in subparagraph (A) by striking `arts education and', and
  (iv) in subparagraph (B) by striking `arts and',
  (B) in paragraph (2) by striking `Endowments' and inserting `Endowment', and
  (C) in paragraph (3)--
  (i) by striking `Endowments' and inserting `Endowment',
  (ii) in subparagraph (B) by striking `Endowments' ' each place it appears
  and inserting `Endowment's',
  (iii) in subparagraphs (B) and (C) by striking `arts and' each place
  it appears,
  (iv) in subparagraph (D)--
  (I) by striking `National Endowment for the Arts and the', and
  (II) by striking `arts education', and
  (v) in subparagraph (E) by striking `National Endowment for the Arts and
  the', and
  (6) in subsection (f) by striking `each Endowment' and inserting `the
  National Endowment for the Humanities'.
SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
  Section 11 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act
  of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 960) is amended--
  (1) in subsection (a)(1)--
  (A) by striking subparagraphs (A) and (C), and
  (B) in subparagraph (B) by striking `(B)',
  (2) in subsection (a)(2)--
  (A) by striking subparagraph (A), and
  (B) in subparagraph (B)--
  (i) by striking `(B)', and
  (ii) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subparagraphs (A) and (B),
  respectively,
  (3) in subsection (a)(3)--
  (A) by striking subparagraph (A),
  (B) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (A),
  (C) by striking subparagraph (C), and
  (D) in subparagraph (D)--
  (i) by striking `(D)' and inserting `(B)', and
  (ii) by striking `and subparagraph (B)',
  (4) in subsection (a)(4)--
  (A) by striking `Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts and the',
  (B) by striking `, as the case may be,', and
  (C) by striking `section 5(e), section 5(l)(2), section 7(f),' and inserting
  `section 7(f)',
  (5) in subsection (c)--
  (A) by striking paragraph (1), and
  (B) in paragraph (2) by striking `(2)', and
  (6) in subsection (d)--
  (A) by striking paragraph (1), and
  (B) in paragraph (2) by striking `(2)'.
SEC. 5. SHORT TITLE.
  Section 1 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act
  of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951 note) is amended by striking `the Arts and'.
SEC. 6. TRANSITION PROVISIONS.
  (a) TRANSFER OF PROPERTY- On the effective date of the amendments made
  by this Act, all property donated, bequeathed, or devised to the National
  Endowment for the Arts and held by such Endowment on such date is hereby
  transferred to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  (b) TERMINATION OF OPERATIONS- The Director of the Office of Management and
  Budget shall provide for the termination of the affairs of the National
  Endowment for the Arts and the National Council on the Arts. Except as
  provided in subsection (a), the Director shall provide for the transfer
  or other disposition of personnel, assets, liabilities, grants, contracts,
  property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations,
  allocations, and other funds held, used, arising from, available to,
  or to be made available in connection with implementing the authorities
  terminated by the amendments made by this Act.
SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATES.
  (a) GENERAL EFFECTIVE DATE- Except as provided in subsection (b), this
  Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (b) EFFECTIVE DATE OF AMENDMENTS- Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 shall take effect
  on the first day of the first fiscal year beginning after the date of the
  enactment of this Act.