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H.R. 473 (116th): To authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 11, 2019 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 181

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 473

[Report No. 116–229]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 10, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Crow, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Tipton, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Perlmutter, and Mr. Buck) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

October 11, 2019

Additional sponsors: Mr. King of New York, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Hill of California, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Haaland, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Ms. Norton, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Case, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Clay, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. Underwood, Mr. Harder of California, and Ms. Roybal-Allard

October 11, 2019

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 January 10, 2019


A BILL

To authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.


1.

Authorization to establish commemorative work

(a)

In General

The Every Word We Utter Monument may establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

(b)

Compliance With Standards For Commemorative Works

The establishment of the commemorative work under this section shall be in accordance with chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the Commemorative Works Act).

(c)

Prohibition on the use of federal funds

(1)

In general

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

(2)

Responsibility of the Every Word We Utter Monument

The Every Word We Utter Monument shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the commemorative work under this section.

(d)

Deposit of excess funds

(1)

In general

If upon 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), there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the Every Word We Utter Monument 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.

(2)

On expiration of authority

If upon expiration of the authority for the commemorative work under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the Every Word We Utter Monument shall transmit the amount of the balance to a separate account with the National Park Foundation for memorials, to be available to the Secretary of the Interior or Administrator (as appropriate) following the process provided in section 8906(b)(4) of title 40, United States Code, for accounts established under 8906(b)(2) or (3) of title 40, United States Code.

October 11, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed