H.R. 4551 (108th): Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials Act of 2004

108th Congress, 2003–2004. Text as of Jun 14, 2004 (Introduced).

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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4551

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 14, 2004

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources

A BILL

To establish 4 memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia in the State of Texas.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials Act of 2004.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Memorial

The term memorial means each of the memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia established by section 3(a).

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service.

3.

Memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia

(a)

Establishment

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.

(b)

Description of land

The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) are—

(1)

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;

(2)

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;

(3)

the parcel of land owned by the city of Lufkin, Texas, located at City Hall Park, 301 Charlton Street, Lufkin, Texas; and

(4)

the parcel of land owned by San Augustine County, Texas, located at 1109 Oaklawn Street, San Augustine, Texas.

(c)

Administration

The memorials shall be administered by the Secretary.

(d)

Additional sites

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.

4.

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act $5,000,000, to remain available until expended.