Summary: H.R.4940 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/26/2000)

Designates the museum operated by the Secretary of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as the "American Museum of Science and Energy". Declares it the official museum of science and energy in the United States, and confers upon it the sole right to use such name throughout the United States and its possessions.

Grants the Secretary certain implementation authority, including volunteer recruitment and training for Museum- related activities. Treats such volunteers as Federal employees for purposes of the Federal Tort Claims Act and compensation for work-related injuries.