Summary: S.477 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (07/31/1991)

National Atomic Museum Act of 1991 - Recognizes the National Atomic Museum located within Kirtland Air Force Base (East), New Mexico, as the official atomic museum of the United States with the sole right to have and use the name "National Atomic Museum." Declares as the mission of the museum to provide for the public a freely available central repository of information and items reflecting the Atomic Age, making available unclassified or declassified data, materials, or other items pertaining to nuclear science.

Requires the museum to continue to be located at its present site and managed by the Department of Energy.

Allows the Department of Energy to use volunteers in connection with the museum. Declares that such volunteers are not subject to Federal employment laws, except specified laws relating to tort claims and work-related injuries.

Authorizes the museum to accept donations of money or gifts and to operate a retail outlet on museum premises.