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115th Congress     }                                {         Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session        }                                {          115-854

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                 NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER RECOGNITION ACT

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   July 23, 2018.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 6077]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 6077) recognizing the National Comedy Center in 
Jamestown, New York, 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. 6077 is to recognize the National 
Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The National Comedy Center in downtown Jamestown, New York, 
is a nonprofit institution that tells the story of comedy in 
America. Opening in August 2018, the Center is a live 
performance space as well as an interactive museum. It is the 
first national-scale, non-profit cultural institution with a 
visitor experience dedicated to comedy. The museum is acquiring 
the personal archives of prominent American comedians and will 
showcase more than 50 exhibits on the history of comedy from 
early vaudeville to today.\1\
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    \1\``The Experience''. National Comedy Center website. https://
comedycenter.org/about/.
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    Jamestown is the birthplace of comedienne Lucille Ball of 
the critically acclaimed ``I Love Lucy'' television show. The 
National Comedy Center hosts the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival 
each year. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in Jamestown is 
also operated by the National Comedy Center.\2\
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    \2\``Homepage''. Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum website. http://
www.lucy-desi.com/.
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    H.R. 6077 will officially designate the National Comedy 
Center in Jamestown, New York, as the National Comedy Center. 
The Center will not be a unit of, or affiliated with, the 
National Park System. The designation will not require federal 
funds to be expended for any purpose related to the Center.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 6077 was introduced on June 12, 2018, by Congressman 
Tom Reed (R-NY). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Federal Lands. On July 11, 2018, the Natural Resources 
Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee was 
discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments were offered and 
the bill was 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 AND CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act. 
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and (3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the following estimate for the 
bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:
                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, July 19, 2018.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 6077, the National Comedy Center Recognition Act, 
as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources 
on July 11, 2018.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6077 would have no 
significant effect on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6077 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
    H.R. 6077 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Janani 
Shankaran.
            Sincerely,
                                             Mark P. Hadley
                                        (For Keith Hall, Director).
    2. 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 recognize the National Comedy 
Center in Jamestown, New York.

                           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. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    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

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.

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