Summary: S.2370 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/09/1986)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Authorizes the Francis Scott Key Park Foundation to erect a memorial on public grounds in the District of Columbia in honor of Francis Scott Key, the author of the words to the National Anthem. Directs the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the National Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission, to select the site for the memorial. Requires the Mayor of the District of Columbia to assume the Secretary's functions under this Act if the proposed site is on grounds owned or under the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia.

Prohibits the use of either Federal or District of Columbia funds to establish the memorial. Terminates the authority created by this Act if construction of the memorial does not begin within five years with funds sufficient to ensure its completion. Requires the memorial, if erected on Federal land in the District of Columbia, to comply with a specified Act as approved by the House of Representatives on September 29, 1986.