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H.R. 49: To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2021 (Preprint (Suspension)).

Summary of this bill

Five years after one of the worst mass shootings ever, is a memorial site the way to commemorate the attack?

Context

On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The club itself has been closed ever since the tragedy there.

The gunman, who was radicalized over the internet and pledged allegiance to ISIS, was shot and killed by police. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. It’s now the second-deadliest, behind 2017’s attack at a Las Vegas country music concert.

What the law does

A new law designates a federal National Pulse Memorial at ...


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                                                                       117TH CONGRESS
                                                                          1ST SESSION
                                                                                                                  H. R. 49
                                                                           To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange
                                                                                  Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes.




                                                                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                      JANUARY 4, 2021
                                                                       Mr. SOTO (for himself, Mrs. DEMINGS, and Mrs. MURPHY of Florida) intro-
                                                                           duced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural
                                                                           Resources




                                                                                                                 A BILL
                                                                       To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912
                                                                          South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for
                                                                          other purposes.

                                                                         1              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                         2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
                                                                         3     SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL PULSE MEMORIAL.

                                                                         4              (a) IN GENERAL.—The Pulse Memorial located at
                                                                         5 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, is
                                                                         6 designated as the ‘‘National Pulse Memorial’’.
                                                                         7              (b) EFFECT             OF      DESIGNATION.—The national memo-
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                                                                         8 rial designated by this section is not a unit of the National
                                                                         9 Park System and the designation of the National Pulse


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