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Text of An act to rename the National Collection of Fine Arts and the Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian ...

...of the Smithsonian Institution as the National Museum of American Art and the National Museum of American History, respectively.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 1980. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 13, 1980 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

94 STAT. 1884                      PUBLIC LAW 96-441—OCT. 13, 1980
                    Public Law 96-441
                    96th Congress
                                                      An Act
  Oct. 13, 1980     To rename the National Ck)llection of Fine Arts and the Museum of History and
   [H.R. 8103]        Technology of the Smithsonian Institution as the National Museum of American
                      Art and the National Museum of American History, respectively.

                      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
National            United States of America in Congress assembled, That the bureau of
Collection of
Fine Arts and       the Smithsonian Institution designated as the National Collection of
Museum of           Fine Arts by section 6(c) of the joint resolution entitled "Joint
History and         Resolution providing for the construction and maintenance of a
Technology.         National Gallery of Art", approved March 24, 1937 (20 U.S.C. 71
Name changes.
20 u s e 71 note.   note), shall be kiiown as the National Museum of American Art".
20 u s e 59 note.     SEC. 2. The bureau of the Smithsonian Institution known as the
                    Museum of History and Technology and so referred to in the Act
                    entitled "An Act to authorize the construction of a building for a
                    Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Institution,
                    including the preparation of plans and specifications, and all other
                    work incidental thereto", approved June 28,1955 (20 U.S.C. 59 note),
                    shall be known as the "National Museum of American History".
20 u s e 71 note.     SEC. 3. Any reference in any law, regulation, document, or paper to
                    the National Collection of Fine Arts or the Museum of History and
                    Technology shall on and after the effective date of this Act be
                    considered to be a reference to the National Museum of American Art
                    and the National Museum of American History, respectively.
Effective date.       SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on the day after the date of the
20 u s e 71 note.   enactment of this Act.
                      Approved October 13, 1980.




                    LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
                    CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 126 (1980):
                        Oct. 1, considered and passed House and Senate.