H.R.1596 - Commission to Study the Creation of a National Museum of Irish American History115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] (Introduced 03/17/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/27/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1596 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/17/2017)
Commission to Study the Creation of a National Museum of Irish American History
This bill establishes a commission to study the potential for creating a National Museum of Irish American History.
The commission shall report to the President and Congress on:
- its recommendations for a plan of action for the establishment of the museum in Washington, DC;
- the availability and cost of the collections to be acquired and housed;
- the impact of the museum on regional Irish-American-related museums;
- whether the museum should be located within the Smithsonian Institution;
- the governance and organizational structure of the museum;
- how to engage the Irish-American community in the museum's development and design; and
- the cost of constructing, operating, and maintaining the museum.
The commission shall: (1) develop and obtain an independent review of a fund-raising plan to support the museum through public contributions, and (2) submit recommendations for a legislative plan of action for the creation and construction of the museum.
The commission may host a national conference on the museum for individuals who are committed to the advancement of Irish-American life, art, history, and culture.