Summary: S.797 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (07/31/1997)

John F. Kennedy Center Parking Improvement Act of 1997 - Amends the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize the Board of Trustees for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in accordance with a specified master site plan, to design and construct: (1) parking garage additions at the north and south ends of the Center; and (2) site improvements and modifications. Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the design and construction of such garage additions or for the following activities that the Board specifically designates for financing through non-appropriated fund sources: (1) the above site improvements and modifications; and (2) acquiring large screen format equipment for an interpretive theater or for the production of an interpretive film.

Requires the Board to: (1) ensure that safe and convenient Center site access is provided for pedestrians and vehicles; and (2) develop plans and carry out projects for access improvements.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to award a grant to New Mexico for the Federal share of the costs of design, construction, furnishing, and equipping of the Center for the Performing Arts within the New Mexico Hispanic Cultural Center. Requires a Federal share of 50 percent of project costs. Requires the non-Federal share to include any contributions already received in support of the design and construction of Phase I or II of the Center complex. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary to award a grant to Florida for the Federal share of the costs of design, construction, furnishing, and equipping of the Center for Historically Black Heritage at Florida A&M University. Requires a Federal share of 50 percent of project costs. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary to make a grant to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, for the Federal share of the costs of the relocation and expansion of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at the University. Requires a Federal share of 20 percent of project costs. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary to award a grant to Juniata College for the construction of environmental research facilities and structures at Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary to design, construct, furnish, and equip a historical, cultural, and paleontological interpretive center and museum at Fort Peck Dam, Montana. Authorizes appropriations.