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Introduced in House (10/05/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3106


To provide for the furnishing of statues by the District of Columbia and territories of the United States for display in the United States Capitol.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 5, 2011

Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California (for himself, Mr. Harper, Ms. Norton, Mr. Pierluisi, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Sablan, and Mr. Platts) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To provide for the furnishing of statues by the District of Columbia and territories of the United States for display in the United States Capitol.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Furnishing of statues for united states capitol by district of columbia and territories.

(a) In general.—The President is authorized to invite each jurisdiction described in section 4 to provide and furnish a statue, in marble or bronze, of a deceased person who has been a citizen of the jurisdiction, and illustrious for his or her historic renown or for distinguished civic or military services, such as the jurisdiction may deem to be worthy of this national commemoration; and when so furnished, the same shall be placed in the United States Capitol.

(b) Limitation.—No statue of any individual may be placed in the United States Capitol pursuant to this Act until after the expiration of the 10-year period which begins on the date of the individual's death.

SEC. 2. Replacement of statues.

(a) Request by jurisdiction.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—A jurisdiction described in section 4 may request the Joint Committee on the Library to approve the replacement of a statue the jurisdiction has provided for display in the United States Capitol under section 1.

(2) CONDITIONS.—A request shall be considered under paragraph (1) only if—

(A) the request has been approved by a resolution adopted by the legislature of the jurisdiction (or its equivalent) and the request has been approved by the chief executive of the jurisdiction; and

(B) the statue to be replaced has been displayed in the United States Capitol for at least 10 years as of the time the request is made, except that the Joint Committee may waive this requirement for cause at the request of the jurisdiction.

(b) Agreement upon approval.—If the Joint Committee on the Library approves a request under subsection (a), the Architect of the Capitol shall enter into an agreement with the jurisdiction involved to carry out the replacement in accordance with the request and any conditions the Joint Committee may require for its approval. Such agreement shall provide that—

(1) the new statue shall be subject to the same conditions and restrictions as apply to any statue provided by the jurisdiction under section 1; and

(2) the jurisdiction shall pay any costs related to the replacement, including costs in connection with the design, construction, transportation, and placement of the new statue, the removal and transportation of the statue being replaced, and any unveiling ceremony.

(c) Limitation on number of statues.—Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to permit any jurisdiction described in section 4 to have more than 1 statue on display in the United States Capitol.

(d) Ownership of replaced statues.—

(1) TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP.—Subject to the approval of the Joint Committee on the Library, ownership of any statue replaced under this section shall be transferred to the jurisdiction involved.

(2) PROHIBITING SUBSEQUENT DISPLAY IN CAPITOL.—If any statue is removed from the United States Capitol as part of a transfer of ownership under paragraph (1), it may not be returned to the Capitol for display unless such display is specifically authorized by Federal law.

SEC. 3. Placement of statues.

The Architect of the Capitol, upon the approval of the Joint Committee on the Library and with the advice of the Commission of Fine Arts as requested, is authorized and directed to provide for the reception, location, and relocation of any statues received on or after the date of the enactment of this Act from a jurisdiction in accordance with this Act.

SEC. 4. Jurisdictions described.

The jurisdictions described in this section are as follows:

(1) The District of Columbia.

(2) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

(3) Guam.

(4) American Samoa.

(5) The United States Virgin Islands.

(6) The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


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