S.2948 - African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 01/25/2010)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/25/2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2948 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/25/2010)
African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center Act - Establishes the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York, New York.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service (NPS), to: (1) acquire for the Museum property that is located adjacent to the National Monument or in any other area of the African Burial Ground National Historic Landmark in the city other than the location adjacent to the Monument; and (2) plan, design, and construct the Museum on the acquired property.
Provides for operation of the Museum by the Secretary.
Establishes within the Department of the Interior the African Burial Ground Advisory Council to: (1) make recommendations to the Secretary on the planning, design, and construction of the Museum; and (2) advise and assist the Secretary on all matters relating to the administration, operation, maintenance, and preservation of the Museum.
Requires the Secretary to appoint a Director for the Museum, who shall manage it.