Text: H.R.5914 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H.R. 5914 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5914

    To authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to 
  establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 7, 2012

Mr. Roe of Tennessee introduced the following bill; which was referred 
                 to the Committee on Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
    To authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to 
  establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``National Desert Storm and Desert 
Shield War Memorial Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    For the purposes of this Act:
            (1) Association.--The term ``Association'' means the 
        National Desert Storm Memorial Association, a corporation 
        organized under the laws of the State of Arkansas and described 
        in section 501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under section 
        501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
            (2) Memorial.--The term ``memorial'' means the National 
        Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial authorized to be 
        established under section 3.

SEC. 3. MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE.

    (a) Authorization To Establish Commemorative Work.--The Association 
may establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a 
commemorative work, on Federal land in the District of Columbia to 
commemorate and honor those who, as a member of the Armed Forces, 
served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation 
Desert Shield.
    (b) Compliance With Standards for Commemorative Works Act.--The 
establishment of the commemorative work shall be in accordance with 
chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the 
``Commemorative Works Act'').
    (c) Use of Federal Funds Prohibited.--Federal funds may not be used 
to pay any expense of the establishment of the memorial. The 
Association shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions 
for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the memorial.
    (d) Deposit of Excess Funds.--If, upon payment of all expenses for 
the establishment of the memorial (including the maintenance and 
preservation amount required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United 
States Code), or upon expiration of the authority for the commemorative 
work under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there 
remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the 
commemorative work, the Association shall transmit the amount of the 
balance to the Secretary of the Interior for deposit in the account 
provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of title 40, United States Code.
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