Text: H.R.1663 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 106-83 (10/28/1999)
[106th Congress Public Law 83]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 106-83
To <<NOTE: Oct. 28, 1999 - [H.R. 1663]>> recognize National Medal of
Honor sites in California, Indiana, and South Carolina.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: National Medal of Honor
Memorial Act. 16 USC 431 note.>> assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``National Medal of Honor
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress makes the following findings:
(1) The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration
which the Nation bestows.
(2) The Medal of Honor is the only military decoration given
in the name of Congress, and therefore on behalf of the people
of the United States.
(3) The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was established
by an Act of Congress in 1958, and continues to protect, uphold,
and preserve the dignity, honor, and name of the Medal of Honor
and of the individual recipients of the Medal of Honor.
(4) The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is composed
solely of recipients of the Medal of Honor.
SEC. 3. NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SITES.
(a) Recognition.--The following sites to honor recipients of the
Medal of Honor are hereby recognized as National Medal of Honor sites:
(1) Riverside, california.--The memorial under construction
at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California, to
be dedicated on November 5, 1999.
(2) Indianapolis, indiana.--The memorial at the White River
State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, dedicated on May 28, 1999.
(3) Mount pleasant, south carolina.--The Congressional Medal
of Honor Museum at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, South
Carolina, currently situated on the ex-U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-6).
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(b) Interpretation.--This section shall not be construed to require
or permit Federal funds (other than any provided for as of the date of
the enactment of this Act) to be expended for any purpose related to the
sites recognized in subsection (a).
Approved October 28, 1999.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1663:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-351 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 145 (1999):
Oct. 5, considered and passed House.
Oct. 20, considered and passed Senate.