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H.R. 1088: FIRST Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 8, 2019 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 220

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1088

[Report No. 116–275]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 7, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

November 8, 2019

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 7, 2019


A BILL

To authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park in 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.

Amend the title so as to read: A bill 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..

November 8, 2019

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed