Text: H.R.4097 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-131 (06/08/2012)
[112th Congress Public Law 131]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 126 STAT. 377]]
Public Law 112-131
To amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: June 8, 2012 - [H.R. 4097]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: John F. Kennedy
Center Reauthorization Act of 2012. 20 USC 76h note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``John F. Kennedy Center
Reauthorization Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. EXPANSION PROJECT FOR JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE
Section 3 of the John F. Kennedy Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76i) is
amended by adding at the end the following:
``(c) Expansion Project.--
``(1) Authority to construct.--
``(A) In general.--Subject to the requirements of
this subsection, the Board may undertake such activities
as may be necessary to construct the expansion project.
``(B) Responsibilities of the board.--The Board may
construct the expansion project, and shall be
responsible for the planning, design, engineering, and
construction of the expansion project.
``(i) Mission.--All activities carried out
under this paragraph shall be within the mission
of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts to serve as the national center for the
``(ii) Funding.--The costs of planning,
design, engineering, and construction of the
expansion project shall be paid for using
``(2) Annual operations and maintenance costs.--
``(A) Estimates.--Before awarding a contract for
construction of the expansion project, the Board shall
estimate any additional annual operations and
maintenance costs (or savings) associated with the
``(B) Budget requests.--The Board shall account for
any additional costs identified under subparagraph (A)
in making a budget request for fiscal year 2014 and each
fiscal year thereafter.
``(C) Budget priorities.--The Board shall base a
final determination on whether to proceed with the
expansion project on the ability of the Board to
accommodate any additional costs identified under
subparagraph (A) within the other budget priorities of
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``(3) Acknowledgments.--The Board may acknowledge private
contributions used in carrying out the expansion project in the
interior of the project, but may not acknowledge such private
contributions on the exterior of the project. Any acknowledgment
of private contributions under this paragraph shall be
consistent with the requirements of section 4(b).
``(4) Expansion project defined.--In this subsection, the
term `expansion project' means an addition to the south end of
the building of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
``(A) is less than 100,000 square feet;
``(B) will improve the existing (as of the date of
enactment of this subsection) accessibility and
education functions of the Center; and
``(C) will become part of the existing (as of the
date of enactment of this subsection) structure of the
SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Section 13 of the John F. Kennedy Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76r) is
amended by striking subsections (a) and (b) and inserting the following:
``(a) Maintenance, Repair, and Security.--There is authorized to be
appropriated to the Board to carry out section 4(a)(1)(H) $22,379,000
for each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
``(b) Capital Projects.--There is authorized to be appropriated to
the Board to carry out subparagraphs (F) and (G) of section 4(a)(1)
$13,588,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014.''.
Approved June 8, 2012.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4097:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-457 (Comm. on Transportation and Infrastructure).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
May 7, considered and passed House.
May 23, considered and passed Senate.