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Calendar No. 72

116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1061


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.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 8, 2019

Mr. Barrasso (for himself, Mr. Carper, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cardin, and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

April 10, 2019

Reported by Mr. Barrasso, without amendment


A BILL

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.

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 “John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. 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 are authorized to be appropriated to the Board to carry out section 4(a)(1)(H)—

“(1) $26,000,000 for fiscal year 2020;

“(2) $27,000,000 for fiscal year 2021;

“(3) $28,000,000 for fiscal year 2022;

“(4) $29,000,000 for fiscal year 2023; and

“(5) $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2024.

“(b) Capital projects.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Board to carry out subparagraphs (F) and (G) of section 4(a)(1)—

“(1) $17,000,000 for fiscal year 2020;

“(2) $18,000,000 for fiscal year 2021;

“(3) $19,000,000 for fiscal year 2022;

“(4) $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2023; and

“(5) $21,000,000 for fiscal year 2024.”.

SEC. 3. Commemoration of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

(a) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (referred to in this Act as the “Center”)—

(1) recognize the year 2021 as the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Center;

(2) acknowledge and commemorate the mission of the Center as a national center for the performing arts and a national memorial to President John F. Kennedy; and

(3) recognize that the year 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the National Cultural Center Act (now known as the “John F. Kennedy Center Act”) (20 U.S.C. 76h et seq.), signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 2, 1958.

(b) Authorization for plaque.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Center shall place within the Center a plaque containing an inscription to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the National Cultural Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76h et seq.) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

(2) SPECIFICATIONS.—The plaque shall be—

(A) (i) not less than 6 square feet in size; and

(ii) not more than 18 square feet in size;

(B) of any shape that the Trustees of the Center determine to be appropriate; and

(C) placed at a location within the Center approximate to the Eisenhower Theater that the Trustees of the Center determine to be appropriate.

(3) FUNDING.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—No Federal funds may be used to design, procure, or install the plaque.

(B) EXCEPTION.—Subparagraph (A) shall not affect the payment of salaries, expenses, and benefits otherwise authorized by law for members and employees of the Center who participate in carrying out this subsection.

(4) PRIVATE FUNDRAISING AUTHORIZED.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Center may solicit and accept private contributions for the design, procurement, and installation of the plaque.

(B) ACCOUNTING.—The Center may—

(i) establish an account into which any contributions received pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be deposited; and

(ii) maintain documentation of any contributions received pursuant to subparagraph (A).


Calendar No. 72

116th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 1061

A BILL
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.

April 10, 2019
Reported without amendment
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