H. R. 1506
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 12, 2009
Ms. Slaughter (for herself and Mr. Burton of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To provide that claims of the United States to certain documents relating to Franklin Delano Roosevelt shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances.
Treatment of ownership of certain documents relating to Franklin Delano Roosevelt
If any person or entity makes a gift of any property described in subsection (b) to the National Archives and Records Administration, then any claim of the United States to such property shall be treated as having been waived and relinquished on the day before the date of such gift.
Property is described in this subsection if such property—
is a part of the collection of documents, papers, and memorabilia relating to Franklin Delano Roosevelt or any member of his family or staff; and
was in the possession of Grace Tully and retained by her at the time of her death.
Date of gift
The date of a gift referred to in subsection (a) is any date specified by the donor so long as such date is subsequent to the physical delivery of the property described in subsection (b) to the National Archives and Records Administration.