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H.J.Res. 580 (98th): A joint resolution authorizing the Kahlil Gibran Centennial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 19, 1984 (Passed Congress).

PUBLIC LAW 98-537-OCT. 19, 1984                                  98 STAT. 2715

Public Law 98-537
98th Congress
                             Joint Resolution
Authorizing the Kahlil Gibran Centennial Foundation to establish a memorial in the    Oct. 19, 1984
                        District of Columbia or its environs.                        [H.J. Res. 580]

  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled. That (a) the
Kahlil Gibran Centennial Foundation is authorized to establish a
memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia or its environs
to honor the Lebanese-American poet and artist, Kahlil Gibran.
   (b) In carrying out subsection (a), the Foundation shall be respon-
sible for preparation of the design and plans for the memorial,
which shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the
Interior, the Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Capital
Planning Commission.
  SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior—
        (1) with the approval of the Commission of Fine Arts and the
     National Capital Planning Commission, shall select a site for
     the memorial;
        (2) shall not permit construction of the memorial to begin
     unless the Secretary determines that sufficient amounts are
     available for completion of the memorial in accordance with the
     approved design and plans; and
        (3) shall be responsible for maintenance of the memorial after
     completion of construction.
   SEC. 3. The United States shall not pay any expense of the
establishment of the memorial.
   SEC. 4. The authority to establish the memorial under this resolu-                Expiration date.
tion shall expire at the end of the five-year period beginning on the
date of the enactment of this resolution, unless construction of the
memorial begins during that period.
   Approved October 19, 1984.

HOUSE REPORT No. 98-1051 (Comm. on House Administration).
SENATE REPORT No. 98-640 (Comm. on Rules and Administration).
    Sept. 24, considered and passed House.
    Oct. 4, considered and passed Senate.