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H.R. 2197: John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 10, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2197

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Titus, Mr. Graves of Missouri, and Mr. Meadows) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2019.

2.

Authorization of appropriations

Section 13 of the John F. Kennedy Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76r) is amended by striking subsections (a) and (b) and inserting the following:

(a)

Maintenance, repair, and security

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Board to carry out section 4(a)(1)(H)—

(1)

$26,000,000 for fiscal year 2020;

(2)

$27,000,000 for fiscal year 2021;

(3)

$28,000,000 for fiscal year 2022;

(4)

$29,000,000 for fiscal year 2023; and

(5)

$30,000,000 for fiscal year 2024.

(b)

Capital projects

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Board to carry out subparagraphs (F) and (G) of section 4(a)(1)—

(1)

$17,000,000 for fiscal year 2020;

(2)

$18,000,000 for fiscal year 2021;

(3)

$19,000,000 for fiscal year 2022;

(4)

$20,000,000 for fiscal year 2023; and

(5)

$21,000,000 for fiscal year 2024.

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3.

Commemoration of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

(a)

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (referred to in this Act as the Center)—

(1)

recognize the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Center;

(2)

acknowledge and commemorate the mission of the Center as a national center for the performing arts and a national memorial to President John F. Kennedy; and

(3)

recognize the 60th anniversary of the signing of the National Cultural Center Act (now known as the John F. Kennedy Center Act) (20 U.S.C. 76h et seq.), signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 2, 1958.

(b)

Authorization for plaque

(1)

In general

The Center shall place within the Center a plaque containing an inscription to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the National Cultural Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76h et seq.) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

(2)

Specifications

The plaque shall be—

(A)
(i)

not less than 6 square feet in size; and

(ii)

not more than 18 square feet in size;

(B)

of any shape that the Trustees of the Center determine to be appropriate; and

(C)

placed at a location within the Center approximate to the Eisenhower Theater that the Trustees of the Center determine to be appropriate.

(3)

Funding

(A)

In general

No Federal funds may be used to design, procure, or install the plaque.

(B)

Exception

Subparagraph (A) shall not affect the payment of salaries, expenses, and benefits otherwise authorized by law for members and employees of the Center who participate in carrying out this subsection.

(4)

Private fundraising authorized

(A)

In general

The Center may solicit and accept private contributions for the design, procurement, and installation of the plaque.

(B)

Accounting

The Center may—

(i)

establish an account into which any contributions received pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be deposited; and

(ii)

maintain documentation of any contributions received pursuant to subparagraph (A).