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H.R. 1088: FIRST Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 20, 2019 (Passed the House).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1088

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal Land in President’s Park in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the First Infantry Recognition of Sacrifice in Theater Act or the FIRST Act.

2.

Modification to first division monument

(a)

Authorization

The Society of the First Infantry Division (an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that code), may make modifications (including construction of additional plaques and stone plinths on which to put the plaques) to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in President’s Park in the District of Columbia that was set aside for memorial purposes of the First Infantry Division, in order to honor the members of the First Infantry Division who paid the ultimate sacrifice during United States operations, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom. The First Infantry Division at the Department of the Army shall collaborate with the Department of Defense to provide to the Society of the First Infantry Division the list of names to be added.

(b)

Non-Application of commemorative works act

Subsection (b) of section 8903 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the Commemorative Works Act), shall not apply to actions taken under subsection (a) of this section.

(c)

Funding

Federal funds may not be used to pay any expense of the activities of the Society of the First Infantry Division which are authorized by this section.

Passed the House of Representatives November 20, 2019.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk.