H.J.Res. 159 (102nd): Authorizing the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to establish a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the District of Columbia or its environs.

Feb 28, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Julian Dixon
Representative for California's 28th congressional district
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 177 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 07, 1993

S. 239 (Related)
A bill to authorize the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to establish a memorial to ...

Passed Senate
Last Action: Oct 23, 1991


This resolution was introduced on February 28, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 28, 1991
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 1991

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142 cosponsors (119D, 21R, 1D, 1I) (show)

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Authorizes the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to establish a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs. Makes the Fraternity solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of expenses of, the memorial. Prohibits the use of Federal funds for its establishment. Requires the Fraternity to deposit excess funds into the Treasury.

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