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Referred in Senate (09/29/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5717


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 29, 2010

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration


AN ACT

To authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to plan, design, and construct a facility and to enter into agreements relating to education programs at the National Zoological Park facility in Front Royal, Virginia, 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 “Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Enhancement Act”.

SEC. 2. Facility for research and educational programs.

(a) In general.—The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to plan, design, and construct a facility on National Zoological Park property in Front Royal, Virginia for the purpose of conducting research and educational programs.

(b) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out subsection (a)—

(1) $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 and 2011; and

(2) $3,000,000 in the aggregate for all succeeding fiscal years.

SEC. 3. Agreements for housing and other services.

(a) In general.—The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to enter into agreements for the provision of housing and other services to the participants in the programs referenced in section 2.

(b) Costs.—The housing and other services described in subsection (a) shall be provided at no cost to the Smithsonian Institution.

SEC. 4. Animal holding facility.

The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to plan, design, and construct animal holding and related program facilities on National Zoological Park property in Front Royal, Virginia, to be funded from nonfederal sources.

Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2010.

    Attest: lorraine c. miller,   
    Clerk.