Text: H.R.3465 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/25/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3465


To authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 25, 2019

Mrs. Napolitano (for herself, Mr. Cole, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Kind, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Luján, Ms. Speier, and Mr. Sherman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Establishment of memorial to commemorate America’s commitment to a free press by honoring journalists who have sacrificed their lives in service to that cause.

(a) Commemorative work authorized.—The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation may establish a commemorative work on Federal land depicted as “Area I” or “Area II” on the map numbered 869/86501 B and dated June 24, 2003 (not including the Reserve as defined in section 8902(a) of title 40, United States Code) to commemorate the sacrifices made by journalists working as guardians of democracy and for a free and independent press.

(b) Compliance with standards for commemorative works.—Chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code, and other applicable Federal laws and regulations shall apply to the establishment of the commemorative work authorized by this section.

(c) Prohibition on use of Federal funds; payment of expenses.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation may not use Federal funds to establish the commemorative work authorized by this section.

(2) RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FALLEN JOURNALISTS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION.—The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the commemorative work under this section.

(d) Deposit of excess funds.—

(1) UPON ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMEMORATIVE WORK.—If, upon payment of all expenses for the establishment of the commemorative work authorized by this section (including the maintenance and preservation amounts required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United States Code), there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of such title.

(2) UPON EXPIRATION OF AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH COMMEMORATIVE WORK.—If, upon expiration of the authority for the commemorative work under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to a separate account with the National Park Foundation for memorials, to be available to the Secretary of the Interior or Administrator of General Services (as appropriate) following the process provided in section 8906(b)(4) of such title for accounts established under section 8906(b)(3) of such title.