S. 1741 (108th): National Women’s History Museum Act of 2003

Oct 16, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Passed Senate)
Susan Collins
Senator from Maine
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Last Updated
Jan 28, 2004
9 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 21, 2003 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Oct 16, 2003
Referred to Committee Oct 16, 2003
Reported by Committee Oct 22, 2003
Passed Senate Nov 21, 2003
Full Title

A bill to provide a site for the National Women's History Museum in the District of Columbia.


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20 cosponsors (14D, 6R) (show)

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11/21/2003--Passed Senate without amendment.
National Women's History Museum Act of 2003 - Requires the Administrator of General Services to enter into an occupancy agreement for up to 99 years to make the Pavilion Annex (the building and immediate surroundings, including any land unoccupied as of the enactment of this Act) in Washington, D.C. that is adjacent to the Old Post Office Building, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., to the east of 11th Street N.W., and located on land bounded on three sides by the Internal Revenue Service buildings, available to the Museum Sponsor (National Women's History Museum, Inc.) for a National Women's History Museum.
Prescribes requirements for appraisal of such property at fair market value to determine the rent.
Requires the renovation and modification of the Pavilion Annex to be carried out by the Museum Sponsor and to: (1) be commenced as soon as practicable but within five years after the execution of the occupancy agreement date; (2) sever the walkway to the Old Post Office Building; and (3) enhance and improve the Pavilion Annex consistent with the needs of the Museum and the adjacent structures.
Credits any expenses incurred by the Museum Sponsor for such renovation and modification against the first rent payment due five years after the execution of the occupancy agreement date.
Provides that, if the Administrator is unable to fully execute an occupancy agreement within 120 days of the enactment of this Act, then within 30 days thereafter, the Administrator shall report to specified congressional committees a summary of remaining unresolved issues.
Declares that nothing in this Act limits the authority of the National Capital Planning Commission.

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