H.R. 12579 (95th): A bill to amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 in order to restore the Pension Building in Washington, District of Columbia, to house the Museum of Building Arts, and for other purposes.

May 04, 1978 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William Walsh
Representative for New York's 33rd congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 12331 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 1978


This bill was introduced on May 4, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 04, 1978
Referred to Committee May 04, 1978

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Amends the Public Buildings Act of 1959 to direct the Administrator of General Services, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, to develop plans and a budget for the restoration of the Pension Building in the District of Columbia. Requires the Administrator to insure that such plans are consistent with the proposal prepared by the Committee for a National Museum of Building Arts, Incorporated. Directs the Administrator to lease or assign the Pension Building to the Museum of the Building Arts within one year after the date of enactment of this Act.
Title II - The Museum of the Building Arts
Sets forth the duties and responsibilities of the Museum, including the development of educational programs, the financial support of research and documentation programs, the presentation of exhibitions, and the establishment of an information center and a Document Center. Authorizes appropriations necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

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