H. R. 1619
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 15, 2011
Mr. Kildee (for himself, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, and Mr. Lipinski) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code, to require commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs to be constructed of materials that are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States.
This Act may be cited as the
Monuments Assembled and Domestically
Engineered Act or the
Requirement for use of American materials in construction of certain commemorative works
Section 8905(b) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
A commemorative work shall be constructed using material—
that, in the case of unmanufactured material, is mined or produced in the United States; and
that, in the case of manufactured material, is manufactured in the United States substantially all from articles, materials, or supplies mined, produced, or manufactured, as the case may be, in the United States.
Criteria for issuance of construction permit
Section 8906(3) of such title is
amended by inserting before the semicolon the following:
, and such
contract documents demonstrate that the material to be used in the construction
of the commemorative work complies with the criteria described in section
8905(b)(8) of this title, as determined in accordance with regulations
implementing chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (popularly referred to
as the .
Buy American Act)
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to commemorative works for which construction permits are issued under section 8906 of title 40, United States Code, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.