H.R.911 - To authorize the establishment of a memorial to victims who died as a result of terrorist acts against the United States or its people, at home or abroad.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] (Introduced 02/25/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Resources | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||09/11/2003 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.|
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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 911 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 1st Session H. R. 911 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 11, 2003 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To authorize the establishment of a memorial to victims who died as a result of terrorist acts against the United States or its people, at home or abroad. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION OF MEMORIAL. (a) In General.--The Advisory Board established in section 2(a) is authorized to establish a memorial (referred to hereafter in this Act as the ``Memorial'') in accordance with this Act on Federal lands administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs (as defined in section 8902(a)(3) of title 40, United States Code) to victims who died as a result of terrorist acts against the United States or its people, at home or abroad, except those individuals identified by the Attorney General of the United States as participating or conspiring in terrorist-related activities. (b) Detail of Employees.--The Secretary of the Interior shall detail to the Advisory Board such support staff as are necessary to assist the members of the Advisory Board in carrying out its responsibilities. (c) Relationship to the Commemorative Works Act.--Chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code, shall apply to the Memorial, with the exception of section 8903(c) of that title which shall not apply to the Memorial. SEC. 2. ADVISORY BOARD. (a) Establishment.--There is established an advisory board to be known as the ``Victims of Terrorism Memorial Advisory Board'' (referred to hereafter in this Act as the ``Advisory Board''). (b) Members.--The Advisory Board shall consist of 13 members who shall be appointed not later than 3 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. Nine members shall be appointed by the President (in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Defense), 2 members by the Speaker of the House of Representatives (in consultation with the Minority Leader) and 2 members by the Majority Leader of the Senate (in consultation with the Minority Leader) from interested persons, including representatives of organizations dedicated to assisting victims of terrorism and their families. (c) Chairperson.--The Chairperson of the Advisory Board shall be one of its members elected by a majority of the members at the first meeting of the Advisory Board. (d) Terms; Vacancies.--Members of the Advisory Board shall serve for the life of the Advisory Board. The President shall make appointments to fill any vacancies that occur. (e) Duties.--The Advisory Board shall-- (1) raise necessary funds to establish, design, construct, and maintain the Memorial; and (2) begin consultation under section 8907 of title 40, United States Code, not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act. (f) Donations.--The Advisory Board may accept donations on behalf of the United States for the establishment, design, construction, and maintenance of the Memorial. (g) Termination.--The Advisory Board shall terminate not later than 120 days after completion of the Memorial. (h) FACA.--The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Advisory Board. SEC. 3. DEPOSIT OF EXCESS FUNDS. If, upon payment of all expenses of the establishment of the Memorial (including the maintenance and preservation amount provided for in section 8906(b) of title 40, United States Code), or upon expiration of the 7-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, there remains a balance in the funds received under section 8903(f) of title 40, United States Code, for maintenance of the Memorial, the Chairperson of the Advisory Board shall transfer the amount of the balance to the Secretary of the Treasury for deposit in the account provided for in section 8906(b) of that title. Passed the House of Representatives September 11, 2003. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.