To amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date (H.R. 4120; 113th Congress)
|Full title||To amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date.|
|Introduced in||113th United States Congress|
|Introduced on||February 28, 2014|
|Sponsored by||Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D, MD-5)|
|Number of Co-Sponsors||1|
|Public Law||Pub.L. 113–102|
Pub.L. 113–102 (formerly H.R. 4120) is a United States Public Law that extends until November 9, 2016, the authority of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization, to construct a museum on federal lands within the District of Columbia honoring law enforcement officers. The museum would "honor federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty."
In 2000, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Law Enforcement Museum, to tell the story of law enforcement in the United States. Stories of the fallen will be featured in the Museum's "Hall of Remembrance." The bill, signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 9, 2000, authorized the planning for the museum. The National Law Enforcement Museum will be mostly-underground and located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC's Judiciary Square (400 block of E Street, NW). The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech interactive exhibits, historical and contemporary artifact collections, a dedicated space for research, and diverse educational programming. The public review process to authorize construction at the site took five years. On October 14, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and others broke ground on the construction of the museum. As of October 2012, over $58 million in private donations have been raised.
Provisions of the bill
Congressional Budget Office report
This summary is based largely on the summary provided by the Congressional Budget Office, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on April 9, 2014. This is a public domain source.
H.R. 4120 would extend until November 9, 2016, the authority of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization, to construct a museum on federal lands within the District of Columbia honoring law enforcement officers. The authorization to construct the museum expired on November 9, 2013. Because the museum would be established with nonfederal funds, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that enacting H.R. 4120 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 4120 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 4120 was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on February 28, 2014 by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D, MD-5). The bill was referred to the United States House Committee on Natural Resources and the United States House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. It was reported by the committee on April 28, 2014, alongside House Report 113-421. On April 28, 2014, the House voted in Roll Call Vote 179 to pass the bill 384-0. On May 5, 2014, the United States Senate voted by unanimous consent to pass the bill. President Barack Obama signed it into law on May 16, 2014.
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