H.R.5519 - To establish the National Atomic Museum.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1] (Introduced 08/03/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/31/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. (All Actions)|
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HR 5519 IH 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5519 To establish the National Atomic Museum. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES August 3, 1990 Mr. SCHIFF introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Armed Services and Energy and Commerce A BILL To establish the National Atomic Museum. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL ATOMIC MUSEUM. The museum exhibiting materials relating to nuclear science, atomic energy, atomic weapons, and peacetime uses of atomic energy that is operated by the Secretary of Energy (hereafter in this Act referred to as the `Secretary') on the grounds of the Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is established as the National Atomic Museum (hereafter in this Act referred to as the `museum'). SEC. 2. PURPOSE. The museum shall-- (1) provide, for the benefit and education of the public, a readily accessible repository of information and materials reflecting the atomic age; (2) serve as an educational resource for students, scholars, and the public in the field of nuclear science; and (3) preserve, interpret, and exhibit to the public memorabilia, models, and artifacts of significance (and replicas thereof) in the development of nuclear science, atomic energy, atomic weapons, and peacetime uses of atomic energy, with emphasis on the history of atomic weapons and other areas of research, development, and production conducted by laboratories and facilities of the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies. SEC. 3. ADMINISTRATION. (a) IN GENERAL- (1) The museum shall be administered by the Secretary under such arrangements for the use of the facilities at Kirtland Air Force Base as are satisfactory to the Secretary and the Secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with, and with the cooperation of, the heads of departments and agencies of the United States that have functions relating to the development and use of nuclear energy. (2) The Secretary shall-- (A) appoint a director of the museum to be responsible for the management and operation of the museum; and (B) allocate to the museum sufficient funds for-- (i) the operation and maintenance of the museum; (ii) the conduct of special activities at the museum; and (iii) the making of necessary capital improvements to the museum. (b) GIFTS TO THE MUSEUM- For the purposes of section 652 of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7262), activities carried out under this Act shall be considered to be the work of the Department of Energy. (c) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES- In carrying out this Act, the Secretary may-- (1) operate a museum shop for sale to the public of mementos, replicas of artifacts and memorabilia, literature, and other items of an informative or educational nature relating to the contents of the museum and the development and use of nuclear energy; (2) mount displays, hold exhibitions, and conduct seminars on the development of nuclear energy, on or off the museum premises, and make reasonable charges to defray the costs thereof; and (3) conduct other activities appropriate to the operation of a museum, including the acquisition of materials for and the operation of a library, the storage and preservation of artifacts and materials, and the preparation and distribution of literature, advertising, and other forms of communication to acquaint the public with the museum. SEC. 4. USE OF VOLUNTEERS. (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, United States Code, the Secretary may accept the services of, recruit, and train volunteers to assist in the interpretive services and other functions and activities of the museum. (b) STATUS OF VOLUNTEERS- A volunteer employed under subsection (a) shall not be considered to be an employee of the United States except for the purposes of-- (1) sections 5703 and 5901 and chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code; and (2) chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code. (c) ADVISORY COMMITTEES- The Secretary may establish permanent or temporary committees of persons with expertise in appropriate subject areas to provide studies, consultation, advice, or assistance to the museum regarding-- (1) improvements in the museum's facilities and in its operation and maintenance; (2) proposed changes in the location, size, mission, or nature of the museum; (3) solicitation of gifts and volunteer services for the museum; and (4) other matters of concern to the museum.