Text: H.R.3293 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 106-214 (06/15/2000)
[106th Congress Public Law 214]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 106-214
To amend the law that authorized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to
authorize the placement within the site of the memorial of a plaque to
honor those Vietnam veterans who died after their service in the Vietnam
war, but as a direct result of that service. <<NOTE: June 15,
2000 - [H.R. 3293]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. ADDITION OF COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL.
Public Law 96-297 (94 Stat. 827; 16 U.S.C. 431 note), which
authorized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the District of Columbia, is
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``SEC. 5. PLAQUE TO HONOR OTHER VIETNAM VETERANS WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF
SERVICE IN THE VIETNAM WAR.
``(a) Plaque Authorized.--Notwithstanding section 3(c) of the
Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. 1003(c)), the American Battle
Monuments Commission is authorized to place within the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial a suitable plaque containing an inscription intended to honor
those Vietnam veterans who died after their service in the Vietnam war,
but as a direct result of that service, and whose names are not
otherwise eligible for placement on the memorial wall.
``(b) Specifications.--The plaque shall be at least 6 square feet in
size and not larger than 18 square feet in size, and of whatever shape
as the American Battle Monuments Commission determines to be appropriate
for the site. The plaque shall bear an inscription prepared by the
American Battle Monuments Commission.
``(c) Relation to Commemorative Works Act.--Except as provided in
subsection (a), the Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.)
shall apply to the design and placement of the plaque within the site of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
``(d) Consultation.--In designing the plaque, preparing the
inscription, and selecting the specific location for the plaque within
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the American Battle Monuments Commission
shall consult with the architects of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,
Inc., and the Vietnam Women's Memorial, Inc.
``(e) Funds for Plaque.--
``(1) Prohibition on use of federal funds.--Federal funds
may not be used to design, procure, or install the plaque.
However, the preceding sentence does not apply to the payment
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of the salaries, expenses, and other benefits otherwise
authorized by law for members of the American Battle Monuments
Commission or other personnel (including detailees) of the
American Battle Monuments Commission who carry out this section.
``(2) Private fundraising authority.--The American Battle
Monuments Commission shall solicit and accept private
contributions for the design, procurement, and installation of
the plaque. The American Battle Monuments Commission shall
establish an account into which the contributions will be
deposited and shall maintain documentation of the contributions.
Contributions in excess of the amounts necessary for the design,
procurement, and installation of the plaque shall be deposited
in the United States Treasury.
``(f ) Vietnam Veterans Memorial Defined.--In this section, the term
`Vietnam Veterans Memorial' means the structures and adjacent areas
extending to and bounded by the south curb of Constitution Avenue on the
north, the east curb of Henry Bacon Drive on the west, the north side of
the north Reflecting Pool walkway on the south and a line drawn
perpendicular to Constitution Avenue 200 feet from the east tip of the
memorial wall on the east (this is also a line extended from the east
side of the western concrete border of the steps to the west of the
center steps to the Federal Reserve Building extending to the Reflecting
pool walkway). This is the same definition used by the National Park
Service as of the date of the enactment of this section, as contained in
section 7.96(g)(1)(x) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations.''.
Approved June 15, 2000.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3293:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-585 (Comm. on Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
May 9, considered and passed House.
May 25, considered and passed Senate.