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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-421

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    AMENDING THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM ACT TO EXTEND THE 
                            TERMINATION DATE

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 April 28, 2014.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Hastings of Washington, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4120]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 4120) to amend the National Law Enforcement 
Museum Act to extend the termination date, having considered 
the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and 
recommend that the bill do pass.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 4120 is to amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    H.R. 4120 provides a three year extension of the authority 
of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Inc., 
to begin construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum.
    The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (Fund) 
was formed in 1984. It built and maintains the National Law 
Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., honoring the service 
and sacrifice of law enforcement officers. There are over 
20,000 names on the Memorial walls of the men and women in law 
enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
    The Fund is a non-partisan nonprofit organization that 
represents all of the major law enforcement organizations in 
the country (Federal, State, and local). In 2000, Congress 
authorized the Fund to build the National Law Enforcement 
Museum next to the Memorial, pursuant to Public Law 106-492, 
the National Law Enforcement Museum Act (Museum Act).
    The Fund has expended almost $30 million in private funds 
to complete the design, obtain approvals and relocate utilities 
on the site in preparation for construction.
    The Museum Act specified that construction on the Museum 
had to commence by November 9, 2010, but Congress extended the 
authorization three years.
    Plans to complete construction of through bonds were put on 
hold due to market conditions, but the District of Columbia has 
given the Fund authorization to issue up to $110 million in 
municipal bonds.
    The new three-year extension in H.R. 4120 provides the 
additional time necessary to secure the non-federal funds to 
construct the National Law Enforcement Museum.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 4120 was introduced on February 28, 2014, by 
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD). The bill was referred to the 
Committee on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the 
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. On 
March 25, 2014, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On 
April 9, 2014, the Natural Resources Committee met to consider 
the bill. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental 
Regulation was discharged by unanimous consent. The bill was 
then adopted and ordered favorably reported to the House of 
Representatives by unanimous consent.

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    Compliance With House Rule XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(2)(B) 
of that rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Under clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the following cost estimate for this bill from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

H.R. 4120--A bill to amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to 
        extend the termination date

    H.R. 4120 would extend until November 9, 2016, the 
authority of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 
Fund, a nonprofit organization, to construct a museum on 
federal lands within the District of Columbia honoring law 
enforcement officers. The authorization to construct the museum 
expired on November 9, 2013. Because the museum would be 
established with nonfederal funds, CBO estimates that enacting 
H.R. 4120 would have no significant effect on the federal 
budget. Enacting H.R. 4120 would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    H.R. 4120 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Martin von 
Gnechten. The estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. Section 308(a) of Congressional Budget Act. As required 
by clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, this bill does not contain any new budget 
authority, spending authority, credit authority, or an increase 
or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures. Because the museum 
would be established with nonfederal funds, CBO estimates that 
enacting H.R. 4120 would have no significant effect on the 
federal budget.
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to amend the National Law Enforcement 
Museum Act to extend the termination date.

                           Earmark Statement

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       Compliance With H. Res. 5

    Directed Rule Making. The Chairman does not believe that 
this bill directs any executive branch official to conduct any 
specific rule-making proceedings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                Preemption of State, Local or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

          SECTION 4 OF THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM ACT


SEC. 4. NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM.

  (a) Construction.--
          (1) In general.--The Memorial Fund may construct a 
        National Law Enforcement Museum on Federal land located 
        on United States Reservation #7, on the property 
        bounded by--
                  (A) the National Law Enforcement Officers 
                Memorial on the north;
                  (B) the United States Court of Appeals for 
                the Armed Forces on the west;
                  (C) Court Building C on the east; and
                  (D) Old City Hall on the south.
          (2) Underground facility.--The Memorial Fund shall be 
        permitted to construct part of the Museum underground 
        below E Street, NW.
          (3) Consultation.--The Museum Fund shall consult with 
        and coordinate with the Joint Committee on 
        Administration of the District of Columbia courts in 
        the planning, design, and construction of the Museum.
  (b) Design and Plans.--
          (1) In general.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
        Memorial Fund shall be responsible for preparation of 
        the design and plans for the Museum.
          (2) Approval.--The design and plans for the Museum 
        shall be subject to the approval of--
                  (A) the Secretary;
                  (B) the Commission of Fine Arts; and
                  (C) the National Capital Planning Commission.
          (3) Design requirements.--The Museum shall be 
        designed so that--
                  (A) there is available for underground 
                planned use by the courts of the District of 
                Columbia for renovation and expansion of Old 
                City Hall--
                          (i) an area extending to a line that 
                        is at least 57 feet, 6 inches, north of 
                        the northernmost facade of Old City 
                        Hall and parallel to that facade; plus
                          (ii) an area extending beyond that 
                        line and comprising a part of a circle 
                        with a radius of 40 feet measured from 
                        a point that is 59 feet, 9 inches, from 
                        the center of that facade;
                  (B) the underground portion of the Museum has 
                a footprint of not less than 23,665 square 
                feet;
                  (C) above ground, there is a no-build zone of 
                90 feet out from the northernmost face of the 
                north portico of the existing Old City Hall 
                running east to west parallel to Old City Hall;
                  (D) the aboveground portion of the Museum 
                consists of 2 entrance pavilions totaling a 
                maximum of 10,000 square feet, neither of which 
                shall exceed 6,000 square feet and the height 
                of neither of which shall exceed 25 feet, as 
                measured from the curb of the westernmost 
                pavilion; and
                  (E) no portion of the aboveground portion of 
                the Museum is located within the 100-foot-wide 
                area centered on the north-south axis of the 
                Old City Hall.
          (4) Parking.--The courts of the District of Columbia 
        and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed 
        Forces may construct an underground parking structure 
        in the southwest quadrant of United States Reservation 
        #7.
  (c) Operation and Use.--The Memorial Fund shall own, operate, 
and maintain the Museum after completion of construction.
  (d) Federal Share.--The United States shall pay no expense 
incurred in the establishment or construction of the Museum.
  (e) Funding Verification.--The Secretary shall not permit 
construction of the Museum to begin unless the Secretary 
determines that sufficient amounts are available to complete 
construction of the Museum in accordance with the design and 
plans approved under subsection (b).
  (f) Failure To Construct.--If the Memorial Fund fails to 
begin construction of the Museum by the date that is [13 years] 
16 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the authority 
to construct the Museum shall terminate on that date.