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H.R. 873 (115th): Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 28, 2017 (Passed the House).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 873

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act.

2.

National global war on terrorism memorial

(a)

Authorization To establish commemorative work

The Association may establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

(b)

Compliance with standards for Commemorative Works Act

(1)

In general

Except as provided in paragraph 2, the establishment of the memorial under this section shall be in accordance with chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the Commemorative Works Act).

(2)

Non-applicability

Subsections (b) and (c) of section 8903 of title 40, United States Code, shall not apply to this Act.

(c)

Use of federal funds prohibited

(1)

In general

Federal funds may not be used to pay any expense of the establishment of the memorial under this section.

(2)

Responsibility of association

The Association shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the memorial.

(d)

Deposit of excess funds

If, on payment of all expenses for the establishment of the memorial (including the maintenance and preservation amount required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United States Code), or on expiration of the authority for the 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 Association shall transmit the amount of the balance to the Secretary of the Interior for deposit in the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of title 40, United States Code.

3.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Association

The term Association means the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation, a corporation that is—

(A)

organized under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania; and

(B)

described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code.

(2)

District of Columbia and its environs

The term District of Columbia and its environs has the meaning given that term in section 8902(a) of title 40, United States Code.

(3)

Global War on Terrorism

The term Global War on Terrorism means any contingency operation conducted by the Armed Forces in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, or other terrorist attack.

(4)

Memorial

The term memorial means the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial authorized to be established under section 2.

Passed the House of Representatives July 28, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.