H. R. 4551
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 14, 2004
Mr. Turner of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources
To establish 4 memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia in the State of Texas.
This Act may be cited as the
Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials Act of 2004.
In this Act:
The term memorial means each of the memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia established by section 3(a).
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service.
Memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia
There are established as units of the National Park System 4 memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia to be located on the 4 parcels of land in the State described in subsection (b) on which large debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia was recovered.
Description of land
The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) are—
the parcel of land owned by the Fredonia Corporation, located at the southeast corner of the intersection of E. Hospital Street and N. Fredonia Street, Nacogdoches, Texas;
the parcel of land owned by Temple Inland Inc., 10 acres of a 61-acre tract bounded by State Highway 83 and Bayou Bend Road, Hemphill, Texas;
the parcel of land owned by the city of Lufkin, Texas, located at City Hall Park, 301 Charlton Street, Lufkin, Texas; and
the parcel of land owned by San Augustine County, Texas, located at 1109 Oaklawn Street, San Augustine, Texas.
The memorials shall be administered by the Secretary.
The Secretary may recommend to Congress additional sites in the State of Texas related to the Space Shuttle Columbia for establishment as memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act $5,000,000, to remain available until expended.