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                    MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES ACT 
                                 OF 2010

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Public Law 111-340
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend and extend the Museum and Library Services Act, and for other 
             purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 22, 2010 -  [S. 3984]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Museum and 
Library Services Act of 2010.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 20 USC 9101 note.>>  Short Title.--This Act may be cited 
as the ``Museum and Library Services Act of 2010''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. References.

                       TITLE I--GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 101. General definitions.
Sec. 102. Responsibilities of Director.
Sec. 103. Personnel.
Sec. 104. Board.
Sec. 105. Awards and medals.
Sec. 106. Research and analysis.
Sec. 107. Hearings.
Sec. 108. Administrative funds.

                TITLE II--LIBRARY SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY

Sec. 201. Purposes.
Sec. 202. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 203. Reservations and allotments.
Sec. 204. State plans.
Sec. 205. Grants.
Sec. 206. Grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.
Sec. 207. Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
Sec. 208. Conforming amendments.

                       TITLE III--MUSEUM SERVICES

Sec. 301. Purpose.
Sec. 302. Definitions.
Sec. 303. Museum services activities.
Sec. 304. Authorization of appropriations.

TITLE IV--REPEAL OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION 
                               SCIENCE ACT

Sec. 401. Repeal.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

    Except as otherwise expressly provided, wherever in this Act an 
amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal 
of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to 
be made to a section or other provision of the Museum and Library 
Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9101 et seq.).

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                       TITLE I--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 101. GENERAL DEFINITIONS.

    Section 202 (20 U.S.C. 9101) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (7) as 
        paragraphs (3) through (8), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
            ``(2) Digital literacy skills.--The term `digital literacy 
        skills' means the skills associated with using technology to 
        enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and 
        communicate information.''.
SEC. 102. RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIRECTOR.

    Section 204 (20 U.S.C. 9103) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

    ``(c) Duties and Powers.--
            ``(1) Primary responsibility.--The Director shall have 
        primary responsibility for the development and implementation of 
        policy to ensure the availability of museum, library, and 
        information services adequate to meet the essential information, 
        education, research, economic, cultural, and civic needs of the 
        people of the United States.
            ``(2) Duties.--In carrying out the responsibility described 
        in paragraph (1), the Director shall--
                    ``(A) advise the President, Congress, and other 
                Federal agencies and offices on museum, library, and 
                information services in order to ensure the creation, 
                preservation, organization, and dissemination of 
                knowledge;
                    ``(B) engage Federal, State, and local governmental 
                agencies and private entities in assessing the museum, 
                library, and information services needs of the people of 
                the United States, and coordinate the development of 
                plans, policies, and activities to meet such needs 
                effectively;
                    ``(C) carry out programs of research and 
                development, data collection, and financial assistance 
                to extend and improve the museum, library, and 
                information services of the people of the United States; 
                and
                    ``(D) ensure that museum, library, and information 
                services are fully integrated into the information and 
                education infrastructures of the United States.'';
            (2) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections 
        (h) and (i), respectively; and
            (3) by striking subsection (e) and inserting the following:

    ``(e) Interagency Agreements.--The Director may--
            ``(1) enter into interagency agreements to promote or assist 
        with the museum, library, and information services-related 
        activities of other Federal agencies, on either a reimbursable 
        or non-reimbursable basis; and
            ``(2) use funds appropriated under this Act for the costs of 
        such activities.

    ``(f) Coordination.--The Director shall ensure coordination of the 
policies and activities of the Institute with the policies and 
activities of other agencies and offices of the Federal Government 
having interest in and responsibilities for the improvement of

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museums and libraries and information services. Where appropriate, the 
Director shall ensure that such policies and activities are coordinated 
with--
            ``(1) activities under section 1251 of the Elementary and 
        Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6383);
            ``(2) programs and activities under the Head Start Act (42 
        U.S.C. 9831 et seq.) (including programs and activities under 
        subparagraphs (H)(vii) and (J)(iii) of section 641(d)(2) of such 
        Act) (42 U.S.C. 9836(d)(2));
            ``(3) activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 
        (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) (including activities under section 
        134(c) of such Act) (29 U.S.C. 2864(c)); and
            ``(4) Federal programs and activities that increase the 
        capacity of libraries and museums to act as partners in economic 
        and community development, education and research, improving 
        digital literacy skills, and disseminating health information.

    ``(g) Interagency Collaboration.--The Director shall work jointly 
with the individuals heading relevant Federal departments and agencies, 
including the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education, the 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration, the Chairman of the 
Federal Communications Commission, the Director of the National Science 
Foundation, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of 
State, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the 
Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
Development, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, the 
Chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities, and the Director 
of the Office of Management and Budget, or the designees of such 
individuals, on--
            ``(1) initiatives, materials, or technology to support 
        workforce development activities undertaken by libraries;
            ``(2) resource and policy approaches to eliminate barriers 
        to fully leveraging the role of libraries and museums in 
        supporting the early learning, literacy, lifelong learning, 
        digital literacy, workforce development, and education needs of 
        the people of the United States; and
            ``(3) initiatives, materials, or technology to support 
        educational, cultural, historical, scientific, environmental, 
        and other activities undertaken by museums.''.
SEC. 103. PERSONNEL.

    Section 206 (20 U.S.C. 9105) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (2) of subsection (b) and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(2) Number and compensation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The number of employees appointed 
                and compensated under paragraph (1) shall not exceed \1/
                5\ of the number of full-time regular or professional 
                employees of the Institute.
                    ``(B) Rate of compensation.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in 
                      clause (ii), the rate of basic compensation for 
                      the employees appointed and compensated under 
                      paragraph (1) may not exceed the rate prescribed 
                      for level GS-15 of the General Schedule under 
                      section 5332 of title 5, United States Code.

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                          ``(ii) Exception.--The Director may appoint 
                      not more than 3 employees under paragraph (1) at a 
                      rate of basic compensation that exceeds the rate 
                      described in clause (i) but does not exceed the 
                      rate of basic pay in effect for positions at level 
                      IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of 
                      title 5, United States Code.''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(d) Experts and Consultants.--The Director may use experts and 
consultants, including panels of experts, who may be employed as 
authorized under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code.''.
SEC. 104. BOARD.

    Section 207 (20 U.S.C. 9105a) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking subparagraph (D); and
                          (ii) by redesignating subparagraphs (E) and 
                      (F) as subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively;
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding clause (i) of 
                      subparagraph (A), by striking ``(1)(E)'' and 
                      inserting ``(1)(D)''; and
                          (ii) in the matter preceding clause (i) of 
                      subparagraph (B), by striking ``(1)(F)'' and 
                      inserting ``(1)(E)''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (4)--
                          (i) by inserting ``and'' after ``Library 
                      Services,''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``, and the Chairman of the 
                      National Commission on Library and Information 
                      Science'';
            (2) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``Except as otherwise provided 
                      in this subsection, each'' and inserting ``Each''; 
                      and
                          (ii) by striking ``(E) or (F)'' and inserting 
                      ``(D) or (E)''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Initial board 
                appointments.--'' and all that follows through ``The 
                terms of the first members'' and inserting the 
                following: ``Authority to adjust terms.--The terms of 
                the members'';
            (3) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``relating to 
                museum and library services, including financial 
                assistance awarded under this title'' and inserting 
                ``relating to museum, library, and information 
                services''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(2) National awards and medals.--The Museum and Library 
        Services Board shall advise the Director in awarding national 
        awards and medals under section 209.''; and
            (4) in subsection (i), by striking ``take steps to ensure 
        that the policies and activities of the Institute are 
        coordinated with other activities of the Federal Government'' 
        and inserting ``coordinate the development and implementation of 
        policies and activities as described in subsections (f) and (g) 
        of section 204''.

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SEC. 105. AWARDS AND MEDALS.

    Section 209 (20 U.S.C. 9107) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 209. AWARDS AND MEDALS.

    ``The Director, with the advice of the Museum and Library Services 
Board, may annually award national awards and medals for library and 
museum services to outstanding libraries and museums that have made 
significant contributions in service to their communities.''.
SEC. 106. RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS.

    Section 210 (20 U.S.C. 9108) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 210. POLICY RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, DATA COLLECTION, AND 
                        DISSEMINATION.

    ``(a) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In General.--The Director shall annually 
conduct policy research, analysis, and data collection to extend and 
improve the Nation's museum, library, and information services.

    ``(b) Requirements.--The policy research, analysis, and data 
collection shall be conducted in ongoing collaboration (as determined 
appropriate by the Director), and in consultation, with--
            ``(1) State library administrative agencies;
            ``(2) national, State, and regional library and museum 
        organizations; and
            ``(3) other relevant agencies and organizations.

    ``(c) Objectives.--The policy research, analysis, and data 
collection shall be used to--
            ``(1) identify national needs for and trends in museum, 
        library, and information services;
            ``(2) measure and report on the impact and effectiveness of 
        museum, library, and information services throughout the United 
        States, including the impact of Federal programs authorized 
        under this Act;
            ``(3) identify best practices; and
            ``(4) develop plans to improve museum, library, and 
        information services of the United States and to strengthen 
        national, State, local, regional, and international 
        communications and cooperative networks.

    ``(d) Dissemination.--Each year, the Director shall widely 
disseminate, as appropriate to accomplish the objectives under 
subsection (c), the results of the policy research, analysis, and data 
collection carried out under this section.
    ``(e) Authority To Contract.--The Director is authorized--
            ``(1) to enter into contracts, grants, cooperative 
        agreements, and other arrangements with Federal agencies and 
        other public and private organizations to carry out the 
        objectives under subsection (c); and
            ``(2) to publish and disseminate, in a form determined 
        appropriate by the Director, the reports, findings, studies, and 
        other materials prepared under paragraph (1).

    ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            ``(1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
        to carry out this section $3,500,000 for fiscal year 2011 and 
        such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2012 
        through 2016.
            ``(2) Availability of funds.--Sums appropriated under 
        paragraph (1) for any fiscal year shall remain available for 
        obligation until expended.''.

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SEC. 107. HEARINGS.

    Subtitle A (20 U.S.C. 9101 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 
the following:
``SEC. 210B. <<NOTE: 20 USC 9110.>>  HEARINGS.

    ``The Director is authorized to conduct hearings at such times and 
places as the Director determines appropriate for carrying out the 
purposes of this subtitle.''.
SEC. 108. ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS.

    Subtitle A (20 U.S.C. 9101 et seq.), as amended by section 107, is 
further amended by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 210C. <<NOTE: 20 USC 9111.>>  ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS.

    ``Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Director 
shall establish one account to be used to pay the Federal administrative 
costs of carrying out this Act, and not more than a total of 7 percent 
of the funds appropriated under sections 210(f), 214, and 275 shall be 
placed in such account.''.

                TITLE II--LIBRARY SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY

SEC. 201. PURPOSES.

    Section 212 (20 U.S.C. 9121) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) to enhance coordination among Federal programs that 
        relate to library and information services;'';
            (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``continuous'' after 
        ``promote'';
            (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (4) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and 
        inserting a semicolon; and
            (5) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) to promote literacy, education, and lifelong learning 
        and to enhance and expand the services and resources provided by 
        libraries, including those services and resources relating to 
        workforce development, 21st century skills, and digital literacy 
        skills;
            ``(6) to enhance the skills of the current library workforce 
        and to recruit future professionals to the field of library and 
        information services;
            ``(7) to ensure the preservation of knowledge and library 
        collections in all formats and to enable libraries to serve 
        their communities during disasters;
            ``(8) to enhance the role of libraries within the 
        information infrastructure of the United States in order to 
        support research, education, and innovation; and
            ``(9) to promote library services that provide users with 
        access to information through national, State, local, regional, 
        and international collaborations and networks.''.
SEC. 202. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 214 (20 U.S.C. 9123) is amended--
     (a) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:
    ``(a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated--

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            ``(1) to carry out chapters 1, 2, and 3, $232,000,000 for 
        fiscal year 2011 and such sums as may be necessary for each of 
        the fiscal years 2012 through 2016; and
            ``(2) to carry out chapter 4, $24,500,000 for fiscal year 
        2011 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal 
        years 2012 through 2016.''; and

    (b) by striking subsection (c).
SEC. 203. RESERVATIONS AND ALLOTMENTS.

    Section 221(b)(3) (20 U.S.C. 9131(b)(3)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A)--
                    (A) by striking ``$340,000'' and inserting 
                ``$680,000''; and
                    (B) by striking ``$40,000'' and inserting 
                ``$60,000'';
            (2) by striking subparagraph (C); and
            (3) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (C).
SEC. 204. STATE PLANS.

    Section 224 (20 U.S.C. 9134) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (6) and (7) as 
                paragraphs (7) and (8), respectively; and
                    (B) after paragraph (5), by inserting the following:
            ``(6) describe how the State library administrative agency 
        will work with other State agencies and offices where 
        appropriate to coordinate resources, programs, and activities 
        and leverage, but not replace, the Federal and State investment 
        in--
                    ``(A) elementary and secondary education, including 
                coordination with the activities within the State that 
                are supported by a grant under section 1251 of the 
                Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 
                U.S.C. 6383);
                    ``(B) early childhood education, including 
                coordination with--
                          ``(i) the State's activities carried out under 
                      subsections (b)(4) and (e)(1) of section 642 of 
                      the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9837); and
                          ``(ii) the activities described in the State's 
                      strategic plan in accordance with section 
                      642B(a)(4)(B)(i) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
                      9837b(a)(4)(B)(i));
                    ``(C) workforce development, including coordination 
                with--
                          ``(i) the activities carried out by the State 
                      workforce investment board under section 111(d) of 
                      the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 
                      2821(d)); and
                          ``(ii) the State's one-stop delivery system 
                      established under section 134(c) of such Act (29 
                      U.S.C. 2864(c)); and
                    ``(D) other Federal programs and activities that 
                relate to library services, including economic and 
                community development and health information;''; and
            (2) in subsection (e)(2), by inserting ``, including through 
        electronic means'' before the period at the end.
SEC. 205. GRANTS.

    Section 231 (20 U.S.C. 9141) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--

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                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting before the 
                semicolon the following: ``in order to support such 
                individuals' needs for education, lifelong learning, 
                workforce development, and digital literacy skills'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``electronic 
                networks;'' and inserting ``collaborations and networks; 
                and'';
                    (C) by redesignating paragraph (2) (as amended by 
                subparagraph (B)) as paragraph (7), and by moving such 
                paragraph so as to appear after paragraph (6);
                    (D) by striking paragraph (3);
                    (E) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
            ``(2) establishing or enhancing electronic and other 
        linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries 
        and entities, as described in section 224(b)(6), for the purpose 
        of improving the quality of and access to library and 
        information services;
            ``(3)(A) providing training and professional development, 
        including continuing education, to enhance the skills of the 
        current library workforce and leadership, and advance the 
        delivery of library and information services; and
            ``(B) enhancing efforts to recruit future professionals to 
        the field of library and information services;'';
                    (F) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and'' after the 
                semicolon;
                    (G) in paragraph (6), by striking the period and 
                inserting a semicolon; and
                    (H) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(8) carrying out other activities consistent with the 
        purposes set forth in section 212, as described in the State 
        library administrative agency's plan.''; and
            (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

    ``(b) Special Rule.--Each State library administrative agency 
receiving funds under this chapter may apportion the funds available for 
the priorities described in subsection (a) as appropriate to meet the 
needs of the individual State.''.
SEC. 206. GRANTS, CONTRACTS, OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.

    Section 262(a) (20 U.S.C. 9162(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(1) building workforce and institutional capacity for 
        managing the national information infrastructure and serving the 
        information and education needs of the public;
            ``(2)(A) research and demonstration projects related to the 
        improvement of libraries or the enhancement of library and 
        information services through effective and efficient use of new 
        technologies, including projects that enable library users to 
        acquire digital literacy skills and that make information 
        resources more accessible and available; and
            ``(B) dissemination of information derived from such 
        projects;''; and
            (2) in paragraph (3)--
                    (A) by striking ``digitization'' and inserting 
                ``digitizing''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``, including the development of 
                national, regional, statewide, or local emergency plans 
                that

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                would ensure the preservation of knowledge and library 
                collections in the event of a disaster'' before ``; 
                and''.
SEC. 207. LAURA BUSH 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN PROGRAM.

    Subtitle B (20 U.S.C. 9121 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 
the following:

             ``CHAPTER 4--LAURA BUSH 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIANS

``SEC. 264. <<NOTE: 20 USC 9165.>>  LAURA BUSH 21ST CENTURY 
                        LIBRARIAN PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Purpose.--It is the purpose of this chapter to develop a 
diverse workforce of librarians by--
            ``(1) recruiting and educating the next generation of 
        librarians, including by encouraging middle or high school 
        students and postsecondary students to pursue careers in library 
        and information science;
            ``(2) developing faculty and library leaders, including by 
        increasing the institutional capacity of graduate schools of 
        library and information science; and
            ``(3) enhancing the training and professional development of 
        librarians and the library workforce to meet the needs of their 
        communities, including those needs relating to literacy and 
        education, workforce development, lifelong learning, and digital 
        literacy.

    ``(b) Activities.--From the amounts provided under section 
214(a)(2), the Director may enter into arrangements, including grants, 
contracts, cooperative agreements, and other forms of assistance, with 
libraries, library consortia and associations, institutions of higher 
education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
(20 U.S.C. 1001)), and other entities that the Director determines 
appropriate, for projects that further the purpose of this chapter, such 
as projects that--
            ``(1) increase the number of students enrolled in nationally 
        accredited graduate library and information science programs and 
        preparing for careers of service in libraries;
            ``(2) recruit future professionals, including efforts to 
        attract promising middle school, high school, or postsecondary 
        students to consider careers in library and information science;
            ``(3) develop or enhance professional development programs 
        for librarians and the library workforce;
            ``(4) enhance curricula within nationally accredited 
        graduate library and information science programs;
            ``(5) enhance doctoral education in order to develop faculty 
        to educate the future generation of library professionals and 
        develop the future generation of library leaders; and
            ``(6) conduct research, including research to support the 
        successful recruitment and education of the next generation of 
        librarians.

    ``(c) Evaluation.--The Director shall establish procedures for 
reviewing and evaluating projects supported under this chapter.''.
SEC. 208. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    The National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 
(20 U.S.C. 951 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 4(a) (20 U.S.C. 953(a)), by striking 
        ``Institute of Museum Services'' and inserting ``Institute of 
        Museum and Library Services''; and

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            (2) in section 9 (20 U.S.C. 958), by striking ``Institute of 
        Museum Services'' each place the term appears and inserting 
        ``Institute of Museum and Library Services''.

                       TITLE III--MUSEUM SERVICES

SEC. 301. PURPOSE.

    Section 272 (20 U.S.C. 9171) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``through international, 
        national, regional, State, and local networks and partnerships'' 
        after ``services'';
            (2) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (3) in paragraph (6), by striking the period and inserting a 
        semicolon; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(7) to encourage and support museums as a part of economic 
        development and revitalization in communities;
            ``(8) to ensure museums of various types and sizes in 
        diverse geographic regions of the United States are afforded 
        attention and support; and
            ``(9) to support efforts at the State level to leverage 
        museum resources and maximize museum services.''.
SEC. 302. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 273(1) (20 U.S.C. 9172(1)) is amended by inserting 
``includes museums that have tangible and digital collections and'' 
after ``Such term''.
SEC. 303. MUSEUM SERVICES ACTIVITIES.

    Section 274 (20 U.S.C. 9173) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                inserting ``, States, local governments,'' after ``with 
                museums'';
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (10) as 
                paragraphs (6) through (11), respectively;
                    (C) by striking paragraphs (3) and (4) and inserting 
                the following:
            ``(3) supporting the conservation and preservation of museum 
        collections, including efforts to--
                    ``(A) provide optimal conditions for storage, 
                exhibition, and use;
                    ``(B) prepare for and respond to disasters and 
                emergency situations;
                    ``(C) establish endowments for conservation; and
                    ``(D) train museum staff in collections care;
            ``(4) supporting efforts at the State level to leverage 
        museum resources, including statewide assessments of museum 
        services and needs and development of State plans to improve and 
        maximize museum services through the State;
            ``(5) stimulating greater collaboration, in order to share 
        resources and strengthen communities, among museums and--
                    ``(A) libraries;
                    ``(B) schools;
                    ``(C) international, Federal, State, regional, and 
                local agencies or organizations;
                    ``(D) nongovernmental organizations; and
                    ``(E) other community organizations;'';

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                    (D) in paragraph (6) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (B)), by striking ``broadcast media'' and 
                inserting ``media, including new ways to disseminate 
                information,''; and
                    (E) in paragraph (9) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (B)), by striking ``at all levels,'' and 
                inserting ``, and the skills of museum staff, at all 
                levels, and to support the development of the next 
                generation of museum leaders and professionals,''; and
            (2) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
            ``(2) Grant distribution.--In awarding grants, the Director 
        shall take into consideration the equitable distribution of 
        grants to museums of various types and sizes and to different 
        geographic areas of the United States''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                      ``awards''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``, but 
                      subsequent'' and inserting ``. Subsequent''.
SEC. 304. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 275 (20 U.S.C. 9176) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ``(a) Grants.--For the purpose of carrying out this subtitle, there 
are authorized to be appropriated to the Director $38,600,000 for fiscal 
year 2011 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 
2012 through 2016.'';
            (2) by striking subsection (b);
            (3) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b); and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(c) Funding Rules.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
subtitle, if the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for a fiscal 
year is greater than the amount appropriated under such subsection for 
fiscal year 2011 by more than $10,000,000, then an amount of not less 
than 30 percent but not more than 50 percent of the increase in 
appropriated funds shall be available, from the funds appropriated under 
such subsection for the fiscal year, to enter into arrangements under 
section 274 to carry out the State assessments described in section 
274(a)(4) and to assist States in the implementation of such plans.''.

TITLE IV--REPEAL OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION 
                               SCIENCE ACT

SEC. 401. REPEAL.

    (a) <<NOTE: 20 USC 1501 and note, 1502-1506.>>  In General.--The 
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Act (20 U.S.C. 
1501 et seq.) is repealed.

    (b) <<NOTE: 20 USC 9102 note.>>  Transfer of Functions.--The 
functions that the National Commission on Libraries and Information 
Science exercised before the date of enactment of this Act shall be 
transferred to the Institute of Museum and Library Services established 
under section 203 of the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 
9102).

    (c) Transfer and Allocation of Appropriations and Personnel.--The 
personnel and the assets, contracts, property, records,

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and unexpended balance of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, 
and other funds employed, held, used, arising from, available to, or to 
be made available for the functions and activities vested by law in the 
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science shall be 
transferred to the Institute of Museum and Library Services upon the 
date of enactment of this Act.
    (d) <<NOTE: 20 USC 9102 note.>>  References.--Any reference to the 
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science in any Federal 
law, Executive Order, rule, delegation of authority, or document shall 
be construed to refer to the Institute of Museum and Library Services 
when the reference regards functions transferred under subsection (b).

    Approved December 22, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3984:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
            Dec. 7, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 14, considered and passed House.

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