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Introduced in Senate (06/25/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1969


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 SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 25, 2019

Mr. Cardin (for himself, Mr. Portman, and Mr. Van Hollen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 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. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) ELIGIBLE FEDERAL LAND.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The term “eligible Federal land” means Federal land depicted as “Area I” or “Area II” on the map numbered 869/86501 B and dated June 24, 2003.

(B) EXCLUSION.—The term “eligible Federal land” does not include the Reserve (as defined in section 8902(a) of title 40, United States Code).

(2) FOUNDATION.—The term “Foundation” means the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation.

SEC. 3. Establishment of memorial to commemorate the commitment of the United States to a free press by honoring journalists who have sacrificed their lives in service to that cause.

(a) Commemorative work authorized.—The Foundation may establish a commemorative work on eligible Federal land 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 (including regulations) shall apply to the establishment of the commemorative work authorized under subsection (a).

(c) Prohibition on use of federal funds.—The Foundation may not use Federal funds to establish the commemorative work authorized under subsection (a).

(d) Deposit of excess funds.—

(1) ON ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMEMORATIVE WORK.—If, on payment of all expenses for the establishment of the commemorative work authorized under subsection (a) (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 Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of that title.

(2) ON EXPIRATION OF AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH COMMEMORATIVE WORK.—If, on expiration under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, of the authority for the commemorative work authorized under subsection (a), there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the 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 that title for accounts established under section 8906(b)(3) of that title.