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Passed House without amendment (09/17/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Smithsonian Institution Facilities Authorization Act of 2008 - Authorizes the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to: (1) design and construct laboratory and support space to accommodate the Mathias Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland; and (2) construct laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program of the Smithsonian tropical research institute in Gamboa, Panama.

Authorizes appropriations for: (1) FY2009-FY2011 for the design and construction of the laboratory and support space to accommodate the Mathias Laboratory; and (2) FY2009-FY2010 for the construction of the laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program.