Text: H.R.4145 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-116 (12/01/2005)
[109th Congress Public Law 116]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 109-116
To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Rosa
Parks and to place the statue in the United States Capitol in National
Statuary Hall, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 1, 2005 - [H.R.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 2 USC 2131a note.>> PLACEMENT OF STATUE OF ROSA PARKS
IN NATIONAL STATUARY HALL.
(a) <<NOTE: Deadline.>> Obtaining Statue.--Not later than 2 years
after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Joint Committee on the
Library shall enter into an agreement to obtain a statue of Rosa Parks,
under such terms and conditions as the Joint Committee considers
appropriate consistent with applicable law.
(b) Placement.--The Joint Committee shall place the statue obtained
under subsection (a) in the United States Capitol in a suitable
permanent location in National Statuary Hall.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 2 USC 2131a.>> ELIGIBILITY FOR PLACEMENT OF STATUES IN
NATIONAL STATUARY HALL.
(a) Eligibility.--No statue of any individual may be placed in
National Statuary Hall until after the expiration of the 10-year period
which begins on the date of the individual's death.
(b) Exceptions.--Subsection (a) does not apply with respect to--
(1) the statue obtained and placed in National Statuary Hall
under this Act; or
(2) any statue provided and furnished by a State under
section 1814 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2
U.S.C. 2131) or any replacement statue provided by a State under
section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001
(2 U.S.C. 2132).
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SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be
necessary to carry out this Act, and any amounts so appropriated shall
remain available until expended.
Approved December 1, 2005.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4145:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 151 (2005):
Nov. 17, considered and passed House.
Nov. 18, considered and passed Senate.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 41 (2005):
Dec. 1, Presidential remarks.