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S. 242 (109th): Columbia Space Shuttle Memorial Study Act of 2005

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 19, 2005 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 237

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 242

[Report No. 109–145]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 1, 2005

(for herself and Mr. Cornyn) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

October 19, 2005

Reported by , with an amendment and an amendment to the title

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

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 2005.

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 of Texas 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 East Hospital Street and North 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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Columbia Space Shuttle Memorial Study Act of 2005.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Memorial

The term memorial means a memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia the suitability and feasibility of the establishment of which is a subject of the study under section 3(a).

(2)

Secretary

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

3.

Study of suitability and feasibility of establishing memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia

(a)

In general

Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary shall carry out a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing, as units of the National Park System on land in the State of Texas described in subsection (b) (on which large debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia was recovered), memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia.

(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 East Hospital Street and North 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

In carrying out the study, the Secretary shall assume that, if established after completion of the study, each memorial shall be administered by the Secretary.

(d)

Additional sites

The Secretary may recommend to Congress additional sites in the State of Texas relating to the Space Shuttle Columbia for establishment as memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia.

(e)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.

Amend the title so as to read: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia on parcels of land in the State of Texas..

October 19, 2005

Reported with an amendment and an amendment to the title