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Passed House without amendment (12/11/2001)

National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission Act of 2001 - Establishes the National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission to develop a plan of action for the establishment and maintenance of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Requires the Commission to: (1) convene, within three months after enactment of this Act, a national conference on the Museum, composed of individuals committed to the advancement of African American life, art, history, and culture, to help develop its plan recommendations; (2) develop a fundraising plan for supporting creation and maintenance of the Museum through contributions by the American people, and a separate plan on fundraising by the African American community; and (3) report the plan to the President and the Congress, with a legislative plan of action, and recommendations on specified issues relating, including the Museum's impact on regional African American museums, whether it should be part of the Smithsonian Institution (SI), possible locations on or adjacent to the National Mall, and costs of converting SI's Arts and Industries Building into a modern museum.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to provide administrative services, facilities, and funds for the Commission.

Requires the Commission to submit final versions of the required reports and plans within nine months after enactment of this Act.