S. 568: Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Mar 14, 2013
Referred to Committee
9% chance of being enacted
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H.R. 1217 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 15, 2013

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Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senior Senator from New Jersey
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Mar 14, 2013
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 1868 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 15, 2011

H.R. 1217 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 15, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

61% chance of getting past committee.
9% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to establish within the Smithsonian Institution the Smithsonian American Latino Museum, and for other purposes.


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14 cosponsors (11D, 3R) (show)

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Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act - Establishes a museum to be known as the Smithsonian American Latino Museum in the Smithsonian Institution.
Designates the Arts and Industries Building of the Smithsonian Institution, which is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, including a new underground annex facility, as the location of the Museum.
Authorizes the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to plan and construct the Museum and to prepare a plan of action for the Museum.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Board of Regents to enter into an agreement that allows for the construction of the underground annex facility by the Board in a manner that is harmonious with, and protects the open space and visual sight lines of, the National Mall.

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