Text: H.R.5616 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 5616 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5616

 To authorize appropriations for the National Historical Publications 
    and Records Commission through fiscal year 2015, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 28, 2010

  Mr. Clay (for himself and Mr. Larson of Connecticut) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and 
                           Government Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
 To authorize appropriations for the National Historical Publications 
    and Records Commission through fiscal year 2015, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``National Historical Publications and 
Records Commission Act of 2010''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2015 FOR 
              NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION.

    Section 2504(g)(1) of title 44, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (R), by striking ``and'';
            (2) in subparagraph (S), by striking the period at the end 
        and inserting a semicolon; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
                    ``(T) $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2011, 
                2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.''.

SEC. 3. GRANTS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE AND LOCAL DATABASES FOR 
              RECORDS OF SERVITUDE, EMANCIPATION, AND POST-CIVIL WAR 
              RECONSTRUCTION.

    Section 8 of the Presidential Historical Records Preservation Act 
of 2008 (44 U.S.C. 2504 note) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 8. GRANTS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE AND LOCAL DATABASES FOR 
              RECORDS OF SERVITUDE, EMANCIPATION, AND POST-CIVIL WAR 
              RECONSTRUCTION.

    ``(a) In General.--The Archivist of the United States, after 
considering the advice and recommendations of the National Historical 
Publications and Records Commission, may make grants to States, 
colleges and universities, museums, libraries, and genealogical 
associations to preserve records and establish electronically 
searchable databases consisting of local records of servitude, 
emancipation, and post-Civil War reconstruction.
    ``(b) Maintenance.--Any database established using a grant under 
this section shall be maintained by appropriate agencies or 
institutions designated by the Archivist of the United States.''.
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