Text: H.R.4097 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law 112-131
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
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 
                    PERFORMING ARTS.

    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.
                    ``(C) Limitations.--
                          ``(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 
                      performing arts.
                          ``(ii) Funding.--The costs of planning, 
                      design, engineering, and construction of the 
                      expansion project shall be paid for using 
                      nonappropriated funds.
            ``(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 
                project.
                    ``(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 
                the Board.

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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 
        Arts that--
                    ``(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 
                Center.''.
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:
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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.

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