H.R. 222: Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 14, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 222

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 14, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Cleaver, and Mr. Al Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the World War I Centennial Commission Act to provide for the designation of memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act .

2.

Designation of memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I

(a)

Memorial designations

The World War I Centennial Commission Act is amended—

(1)

by redesignating section 9 as section 11; and

(2)

by inserting after section 8 the following new sections:

9.

Designation of National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri

(a)

In general

The Liberty Memorial of Kansas City at America’s National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby designated as the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

(b)

Ceremonies

The Centennial Commission may plan, develop, and execute ceremonies to recognize the designation of the Liberty Memorial of Kansas City as the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

10.

Establishment of National World War I Memorial in the District of Columbia

(a)

Authority To establish commemorative work

The World War I Memorial Foundation may establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the Reserve on the National Mall in the District of Columbia to consist of an appropriate sculptural or other commemorative elements to serve as the National World War I Memorial.

(b)

Limitation on size of memorial

The National World War I Memorial may not exceed 0.5 acres in size.

(c)

Compliance with standards for commemorative works

(1)

In general

Chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code, shall apply to the establishment of the National World War I Memorial in the District of Columbia and its environs.

(2)

Exception from prohibition on additional commemorative works in reserve

Section 8908(c) of title 40, United States Code, does not apply with respect to the selection of the site for the National World War I Memorial.

(3)

No infringement upon existing memorial

The site selected for the National World War I Memorial may not infringe upon or adversely impact the District of Columbia War Memorial.

(d)

Limitation on total cost

The total cost to design and construct the National World War I Memorial may not exceed $10,000,000.

(e)

Deposit of excess funds

(1)

Upon establishment of memorial

If, upon payment of all expenses for the establishment of the National World War I Memorial (including the maintenance and preservation amount required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United States Code), there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the memorial, the Memorial Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of such title.

(2)

Upon expiration of authority to establish memorial

If, upon expiration of the authority for the National World War I Memorial under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the memorial, the Memorial Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to a separate account with the National Park Foundation for memorials, to be available to the Secretary of the Interior or Administrator of General Services (as appropriate) following the process provided in section 8906(b)(4) of such title for accounts established under section 8906(b)(3) of such title.

(f)

Ceremonies

The Centennial Commission may plan, develop, and execute ceremonies to recognize the establishment of the National World War I Memorial.

(g)

Reserve defined

In this section, the term Reserve has the meaning given that term in section 8902(a)(3) of title 40, United States Code.

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(b)

Table of contents

The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by striking the item relating to section 9 and inserting the following new items:

Sec. 9. Designation of National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sec. 10. Establishment of National World War I Memorial in the District of Columbia.

Sec. 11. Prohibition on obligation of Federal funds.

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