Text: H.R.608 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Union Calendar No. 38

111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 608

[Report No. 111–53, Part I]


To authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out certain construction projects, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 16, 2009

Mr. Oberstar (for himself, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Mica, Ms. Norton, Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Becerra, Ms. Matsui, and Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

March 25, 2009

Reported from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

March 25, 2009

Referral to the Committee on House Administration extended for a period ending not later than April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009

Additional sponsor: Ms. Edwards of Maryland

April 24, 2009

Committee on House Administration discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out certain construction projects, 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 Institution Facilities Authorization Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Laboratory and support space, Edgewater, Maryland.

(a) Authority To design and construct.—The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to design and construct laboratory and support space to accommodate the Mathias Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edge­water, Maryland.

(b) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section a total of $41,000,000 for fiscal years 2009 through 2011. Such sums shall remain available until expended.

SEC. 3. Laboratory space, Gamboa, Panama.

(a) Authority To construct.—The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to construct laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program of the Smithsonian tropical research institute in Gamboa, Panama.

(b) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section a total of $14,000,000 for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. Such sums shall remain available until expended.

SEC. 4. Greenhouse facility, Suitland, Maryland.

(a) Authority To construct.—The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to construct a greenhouse facility at its museum support facility in Suitland, Maryland, to maintain the horticultural operations of, and preserve the orchid collection held in trust by, the Smithsonian Institution.

(b) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated $12,000,000 to carry out this section. Such sums shall remain available until expended.


Union Calendar No. 38

111th CONGRESS
     1st Session
H. R. 608
[Report No. 111–53, Part I]

A BILL
To authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out certain construction projects, and for other purposes.

April 24, 2009
Committee on House Administration discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed