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Public Law No: 115-51 (08/18/2017)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 51]
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Public Law 115-51
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish 
the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in 
   the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Aug. 18, 
                          2017 -  [H.R. 873]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Global War on 
Terrorism War Memorial Act. 40 USC 8903 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Global War on Terrorism War Memorial 
Act''.
SEC. 2. NATIONAL GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM MEMORIAL.

    (a) Authorization To Establish Commemorative Work.--The Association 
may establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a 
commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its 
environs to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that 
served on active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
    (b) Compliance With Standards for Commemorative Works Act.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph 2, the 
        establishment of the memorial under this section shall be in 
        accordance with chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code 
        (commonly known as the ``Commemorative Works Act'').
            (2) Non-applicability.--Subsections (b) and (c) of section 
        8903 of title 40, United States Code, shall not apply to this 
        Act.

    (c) Use of Federal Funds Prohibited.--
            (1) In general.--Federal funds may not be used to pay any 
        expense of the establishment of the memorial under this section.
            (2) Responsibility of association.--The Association shall be 
        solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and 
        payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the memorial.

    (d) Deposit of Excess Funds.--If, on payment of all expenses for the 
establishment of the memorial (including the maintenance and 
preservation amount required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United 
States Code), or on expiration of the authority for the memorial under 
section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance 
of funds received for the establishment of the memorial, the Association 
shall transmit the amount of the balance to the Secretary of the 
Interior for deposit in the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) 
of title 40, United States Code.

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SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Association.--The term ``Association'' means the Global 
        War on Terror Memorial Foundation, a corporation that is--
                    (A) organized under the laws of the State of 
                Pennsylvania; and
                    (B) described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal 
                Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under 
                section 501(a) of that Code.
            (2) District of columbia and its environs.--The term 
        ``District of Columbia and its environs'' has the meaning given 
        that term in section 8902(a) of title 40, United States Code.
            (3) Global war on terrorism.--The term ``Global War on 
        Terrorism'' means any contingency operation conducted by the 
        Armed Forces in response to the terrorist attacks of September 
        11, 2001, or other terrorist attack.
            (4) Memorial.--The term ``memorial'' means the National 
        Global War on Terrorism Memorial authorized to be established 
        under section 2.

    Approved August 18, 2017.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 873:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-264 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            July 28, considered and passed House.
            Aug. 3, considered and passed Senate.

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