H.R.608 - Smithsonian Institution Facilities Authorization Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Introduced 01/16/2009)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 111-53|
|Latest Action:||04/24/2009 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 38.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.146, which became Public Law 111-11 on 3/30/2009.|
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Summary: H.R.608 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to House without amendment, Part I (03/25/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Smithsonian Institution Facilities Authorization Act of 2009 - 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; (2) construct laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program of the Smithsonian tropical research institute in Gamboa, Panama; and (3) construct a greenhouse facility at its museum support facility in Suitland, Maryland, to maintain its horticultural operations and preserve the orchid collection it holds in trust.
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) FY2009-FY2011 for the design and construction of the laboratory and support space to accommodate the Mathias Laboratory; (2) FY2009-FY2010 for the construction of the laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program; and (3) the construction of the greenhouse facility.