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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[H.R. 911 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 911


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 11, 2003

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

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                                 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.