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Public Law 105-29
105th Congress

                            Joint Resolution


 
   To direct the Secretary of the Interior to design and construct a 
    permanent addition to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in 
Washington, D.C., and for other purposes. <<NOTE: July 24, 1997 -  [S.J. 
                               Res. 29]>> 

Whereas President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, after contracting 
    poliomyelitis, required the use of a wheelchair for mobility and 
    lived with this condition while leading the United States through 
    some of its most difficult times; and
Whereas President Roosevelt's courage, leadership, and success should 
    serve as an example and inspiration for all Americans: Now, 
    therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, 

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 16 USC 431 note.>> ADDITION TO FRANKLIN DELANO 
            ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL.

    (a) Plan.--The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as 
the ``Secretary'') shall plan for the design and construction of an 
addition of a permanent statue, bas-relief, or other similar structure 
to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. (referred 
to in this Act as the ``Memorial''), to provide recognition of the fact 
that President Roosevelt's leadership in the struggle by the United 
States for peace, well-being, and human dignity was provided while the 
President used a wheelchair.
    (b) Commission of Fine Arts.--The Secretary shall obtain the 
approval of the Commission of Fine Arts for the design plan created 
under subsection (a).
    (c) Report.--As soon as practicable, the Secretary shall report to 
Congress and the President on findings and recommendations for the 
addition to the Memorial.
    (d) Construction.--Beginning on the date that is 120 days after 
submission of the report to Congress under subsection (c), using only 
private contributions, the Secretary shall construct the addition 
according to the plan created under subsection (a).

SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 16 USC 431 note.>> POWERS OF THE SECRETARY.

    To carry out this Act, the Secretary may--
            (1) hold hearings and organize contests; and
            (2) request the assistance and advice of members of the 
        disability community, the Commission of Fine Arts, and the 
        National Capital Planning Commission, and the Commissions shall 
        render the assistance and advice requested.

SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 16 USC 431 note.>> COMMEMORATIVE WORKS ACT.

    Compliance by the Secretary with this joint resolution shall satisfy 
all requirements for establishing a commemorative work under the 
Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).

SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 16 USC 431 note.>> AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this joint 
resolution such sums as may be necessary.

    Approved July 24, 1997.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S.J. Res. 29:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-167 (Comm. on Resources).
            May 1, considered and passed Senate.
            July 8, considered and passed House.

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