Text: H.R.3442 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 107-106 (12/28/2001)
[107th Congress Public Law 106]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 107-106
To establish 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., and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 28, 2001 - [H.R. 3442]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: National Museum of African
American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission Act
of 2001.>> assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``National Museum of African American
History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission Act of
SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION.
(a) In General.--There is established the National Museum of African
American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission
(hereafter in this Act referred to as the ``Commission'').
(b) Membership.--The Commission shall consist of not more than 23
members appointed as follows:
(1) The President shall appoint seven voting members.
(2) The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the
Senate Majority Leader shall each appoint six voting members.
(3) In addition to the members appointed under paragraph
(2), the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate
Majority Leader shall each appoint two additional nonvoting
(c) Qualifications.--Members of the Commission shall be chosen from
the following professional groups:
(1) Professional museum associations, including the
Association of African American Museums and African American
Museum Cultural Complex, Inc.
(2) Academic institutions and groups committed to the
research and study of African American life, art, history, and
culture, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities
and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
SEC. 3. FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION.
(a) Plan of Action for Establishment and Maintenance of Museum.--
(1) In <<NOTE: Reports.>> general.--The Commission shall
submit a report to the President and the Congress containing its
recommendations with respect to a plan of action for the
establishment and maintenance of the National Museum of African
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History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (hereafter in this Act
referred to as the ``Museum'').
(2) National conference.--In developing the recommendations,
the Commission shall convene a national conference on the
Museum, comprised of individuals committed to the advancement of
African American life, art, history, and culture, not later than
3 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(b) Fundraising Plan.--The Commission shall develop a fundraising
plan for supporting the creation and maintenance of the Museum through
contributions by the American people, and a separate plan on fundraising
by the African American community.
(c) Report on Issues.--The Commission shall examine and submit a
report to the President and the Congress on the following issues:
(1) The availability and cost of collections to be acquired
and housed in the Museum.
(2) The impact of the Museum on regional African American
(3) Possible locations for the Museum on or adjacent to the
National Mall in Washington, D.C.
(4) The cost of converting the Smithsonian Institution's
Arts and Industries Building into a modern museum with requisite
temperature and humidity controls.
(5) Whether the Museum should be located within the
(6) The governance and organizational structure from which
the Museum should operate.
(d) Legislation to Carry Out Plan of Action.--Based on the
recommendations contained in the report submitted under subsection (a)
and the report submitted under subsection (c), the Commission shall
submit for consideration to the Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, the Committee on House
Administration of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Rules
and Administration of the Senate, and the Committees on Appropriations
of the House of Representatives and Senate a legislative plan of action
to create and construct the Museum.
SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.
(a) Facilities and Support of Secretary of the Interior.--The
Secretary of the Interior shall provide the administrative services,
facilities, and funds necessary for the performance of the Commission's
(b) Compensation.--Each member of the Commission who is not an
officer or employee of the Federal Government may receive compensation
for each day on which the member is engaged in the work of the
Commission, at a daily rate to be determined by the Secretary of the
(c) Travel Expenses.--Each member shall receive travel expenses,
including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with applicable
provisions under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States
SEC. 5. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF REPORTS; TERMINATION.
(a) Deadline.--The Commission shall submit final versions of the
reports and plans required under section 3 not later than 9 months after
the date of the enactment of this Act.
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(b) Termination.--The Commission shall terminate not later than 30
days after submitting the final versions of reports and plans pursuant
to subsection (a).
SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
There are authorized to be appropriated $3,000,000 for activities of
the Commission during fiscal year 2002.
Approved December 28, 2001.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3442:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
Dec. 11, considered and passed House.
Dec. 17, considered and passed Senate.