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Union Calendar No. 525
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3281
[Report No. 102-923]
A BILL
To establish the National Air and Space Museum Expansion Site Advisory Panel
for the purpose of developing a national competition for the evaluation
of possible expansion sites for the National Air and Space Museum, and to
authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to select,
plan, and design such site.
September 28, 1992
Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on
the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
HR 3281 RH
Union Calendar No. 525
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 3281
[Report No. 102-923]
To establish the National Air and Space Museum Expansion Site Advisory Panel
for the purpose of developing a national competition for the evaluation
of possible expansion sites for the National Air and Space Museum, and to
authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to select,
plan, and design such site.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 2, 1991
Mr. SKAGGS (for himself, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. ATKINS, Mr. AUCOIN, Mr. MURTHA,
Mr. BENNETT, Mr. ORTON, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, Mr. RICHARDSON,
Mr. HOAGLAND, Mr. GLICKMAN, Mr. WILLIAMS, Mrs. KENNELLY, Mr. SCHAEFER,
Mr. ALLARD, Mr. HEFLEY, Mrs. SCHROEDER, Mr. CAMPBELL of Colorado, Mrs. BENTLEY,
Mrs. BYRON, Mr. GILCHREST, Mr. MCMILLEN of Maryland, Mrs. MORELLA, and
Mr. MFUME) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee
on House Administration
September 28, 1992
Additional sponsors: Mr. FROST, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. OWENS of
Utah, Mr. GEREN of Texas, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. THOMAS of Wyoming,
Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. DORNAN of California, Mr. BROWN, Mr. KOLTER, Mr. GAYDOS,
Mr. COYNE, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. DELLUMS, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. COX of California,
and Mr. Shuster
September 28, 1992
Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on
the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed
in italic]
[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on August 2, 1991]
A BILL
To establish the National Air and Space Museum Expansion Site Advisory Panel
for the purpose of developing a national competition for the evaluation
of possible expansion sites for the National Air and Space Museum, and to
authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to select,
plan, and design such site.
  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 `National Air and Space Museum Expansion Site
  Selection Act of 1992'.
SEC. 2. NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM EXPANSION SITE ADVISORY PANEL.
  (a) ESTABLISHMENT AND DEADLINE- There is established a panel to recommend
  to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution an expansion site
  for the National Air and Space Museum. The panel shall--
  (1) be known as the `National Air and Space Museum Expansion Site Advisory
  Panel'; and
  (2) complete its work not later than one year after the date of the
  enactment of this Act.
  (b) SITE PROPOSALS AND CRITERIA-
  (1) IN GENERAL- As part of the recommendation process, the Panel shall--
  (A) in a nationwide competition, obtain proposals for expansion sites; and
  (B) develop and promulgate criteria for site evaluation.
  (2) Criteria- The criteria referred to in paragraph (1)(B) shall include--
  (A) long-term costs, including capital, operational, and administrative
  costs;
  (B) access to operational runway facilities;
  (C) ready accessibility to the public; and
  (D) other administrative and curatorial factors related to the storage,
  management, and display of the Smithsonian Institution's collection of
  aircraft and spacecraft.
The criteria may not include the proximity to the District of Columbia, except
that administrative and curatorial advantages of a site in the District of
Columbia region may be included.
  (c) REPORT- Not later than the deadline specified in subsection (a), the
  Panel shall submit to the Congress and the Board of Regents a report that--
  (1) evaluates each proposal submitted to the panel under subsection (b)
  in light of the criteria promulgated under that subsection; and
  (2) contains a single recommendation of an expansion site for the National
  Air and Space Museum.
  (d) MEMBERSHIP-
  (1) NUMBER AND APPOINTMENT- The Panel shall be composed of 9 members, who
  shall be appointed not more than 2 months after the date of the enactment
  of this Act as follows:
  (A) 4 individuals from private life appointed by the Speaker of the House
  of Representatives, the minority leader of the House of Representatives,
  the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the minority leader of the
  Senate, acting jointly;
  (B) one Member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of
  the House of Representatives and one Member of the House of Representatives
  appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;
  (C) one Senator appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate and
  one Senator appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; and
  (D) one individual appointed by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
  from among the officers and employees of the Smithsonian Institution.
  (2) GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY- Two of the members appointed under paragraph
  (1)(A) shall be individuals who reside and work in States with territory
  that is west of the Mississippi River.
  (3) CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSHIP- A member appointed under paragraph (1)(B),
  (1)(C), or (1)(D) who ceases to hold the position on which membership is
  based may continue as a member for not longer than 60 days after the date
  on which the member ceases to hold the position.
  (4) TERMS AND VACANCIES- Members shall be appointed for the life of the
  Panel and any vacancy shall be filled in the manner in which the original
  appointment is made.
  (5) PAY AND TRAVEL- Members from private life shall serve without pay and
  the other members shall not receive additional pay by reason of service on
  the panel. Members shall be entitled to receive travel expenses, including
  per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and 5703
  of title 5, United States Code.
  (e) QUORUM AND PROCEDURES- A majority of the members shall constitute a
  quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings. The panel shall be responsible
  for selecting its officers and otherwise establishing procedures for the
  conduct of its business.
  (f) EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS; DETAILS- The Panel may procure temporary
  and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States
  Code, at rates for individuals not to exceed the maximum annual rate of
  basic pay payable for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule. Upon request of
  the Panel, the head of any department or agency of the United States may,
  on a reimbursable basis, detail personnel to assist the Panel in carrying
  out its duties under this Act.
  (g) HEARINGS AND RELATED MATTERS- The Panel may--
  (1) hold hearings, sit and act at appropriate times and places, take
  testimony, and receive evidence;
  (2) administer oaths and affirmations to witnesses; and
  (3) authorize any member or agent of the Panel to take any action which
  the Panel is authorized to take under this section.
  (h) MAILS- The Panel may use the United States mails in the same manner
  and under the same conditions as departments of the United States.
  (i) OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT- Upon the request of
  the Panel--
  (1) the heads of departments and agencies of the Government shall furnish
  information to the Panel; and
  (2) on a reimbursable basis, the Administrator of General Services shall
  provide to the Panel administrative support services and office space
  necessary for the Panel to carry out its responsibilities.
  (j) CONTRACT AUTHORITY- The Panel may enter into contracts for research,
  surveys, and other services.
  (k) TERMINATION- The Panel shall cease to exist 30 days after the date
  on which the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution selects the
  expansion site under to section 4.
SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
  Amounts shall be available to carry out section 2 only to the extent such
  amounts are made available in advance in appropriations Acts.
SEC. 4. SELECTION OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM EXPANSION SITE.
  (a) IN GENERAL- The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution shall
  select an expansion site for the National Air and Space Museum in accordance
  with subsection (b). The Board may conduct planning and design activities
  with respect to such expansion site only to the extent that amounts for
  such activities are made available in appropriations Acts enacted after
  the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (b) SELECTION REQUIREMENTS- In selecting an expansion site, the Board of
  Regents shall consider--
  (1) the criteria developed by the Panel pursuant to section 2(b); and
  (2) the recommendation of the expansion site submitted by the Panel pursuant
  to section 2(c).
  Amend the title so as to read `A bill to provide for selection of an
  expansion site for the National Air and Space Museum.'.