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Text of the Smithsonian Institution Facilities Authorization Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on February 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 16, 2009 (Introduced).

This is not the latest text of this bill.

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 608

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Mica, Ms. Norton, Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Becerra, Ms. Matsui, and Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out certain construction projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Smithsonian Institution Facilities Authorization Act of 2009.

2.

Laboratory and support space, Edgewater, Maryland

(a)

Authority To design and construct

The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to design and construct laboratory and support space to accommodate the Mathias Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section a total of $41,000,000 for fiscal years 2009 through 2011. Such sums shall remain available until expended.

3.

Laboratory space, Gamboa, Panama

(a)

Authority To construct

The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to construct laboratory space to accommodate the terrestrial research program of the Smithsonian tropical research institute in Gamboa, Panama.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section a total of $14,000,000 for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. Such sums shall remain available until expended.

4.

Greenhouse facility, Suitland, Maryland

(a)

Authority To construct

The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to construct a greenhouse facility at its museum support facility in Suitland, Maryland, to maintain the horticultural operations of, and preserve the orchid collection held in trust by, the Smithsonian Institution.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated $12,000,000 to carry out this section. Such sums shall remain available until expended.