H. R. 165
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 4, 2013
Mr. Bilirakis introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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
To authorize the placement at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard of a memorial to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as divers and whose service in defense of the United States has been carried out beneath the waters of the world.
This Act may be cited as the
Man in the Sea Memorial
Establishment of military divers memorial at Washington Navy Yard
Consistent with the sense of the Congress expressed in section 2855 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, the Secretary of the Navy may permit a third party to establish and maintain, at a suitable location at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard in the District of Columbia, a memorial to honor the members of the United States Armed Forces who have served as divers and whose service in defense of the United States has been carried out beneath the waters of the world.
Location and design of monument
The actual location at the Washington Navy Yard for the memorial authorized by subsection (a) and the final design of the memorial shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary. In selecting the site to serve as the location for the memorial, the Secretary shall seek to maximize visitor access to the memorial.
The Secretary shall provide military ceremonial support at the dedication of the memorial authorized by subsection (a).
Use of Federal funds prohibited
Federal funds may not be used to design, procure, prepare, install, or maintain the memorial authorized by subsection (a), but the Secretary may accept and expend contributions of non-Federal funds and resources for such purposes.