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S. 62: January 8th National Memorial Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 9, 2017.


January 8th National Memorial Act

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to establish the January 8th National Memorial in Tucson, Arizona, as an affiliated area of the National Park System in commemoration of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Tuscon on January 8, 2011.

The memorial shall not be established until Interior certifies that Tucson's January 8th Memorial Foundation, which shall be the management entity for the memorial, has established a trust fund to receive donations and provide for the construction, operation, maintenance, and management of the memorial.

Interior shall develop a general management plan for the memorial.