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S. 389 (116th): First Infantry Recognition of Sacrifice in Theater Act


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 17, 2019 (Reported by Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Calendar No. 348

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 389

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 7, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Roberts) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

December 17, 2019

Reported by , with an amendment and an amendment to the title

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

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 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

(1)

In general

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 plaques, to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park in the District of Columbia that was set aside for memorial purposes of the First Infantry Division, to honor the members of the First Infantry Division who made the ultimate sacrifice during United States operations, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

(2)

Collaboration

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 to the First Division Monument under paragraph (1).

(b)

Nonapplicability of Commemorative Works Act

Subsections (b) and (c) of section 8903 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the Commemorative Works Act), shall not apply to any activity carried out pursuant to subsection (a).

(c)

Funding

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

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 may make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in President's Park in the District of Columbia to honor the dead of the First Infantry Division, United States Forces, in—

(1)

Operation Desert Storm;

(2)

Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn; and

(3)

Operation Enduring Freedom.

(b)

Modifications

Modifications to the First Division Monument may include construction of additional plaques and stone plinths on which to put plaques.

(c)

Applicability of commemorative works act

Chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the Commemorative Works Act), shall apply to the design and placement of the commemorative elements authorized by this Act, except that subsections (b) and (c) of section 8903 shall not apply.

(d)

Collaboration

The First Infantry Division of the Department of the Army shall collaborate with the Secretary of Defense to provide to the Society of the First Infantry Division the list of names to be added to the First Division Monument in accordance with subsection (a).

(e)

Funding

Federal funds may not be used for modifications of the First Division Monument authorized by this Act.

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..

December 17, 2019

Reported with an amendment and an amendment to the title