FW: Congress considering bill to fund construction of new facilit y for U of Utah Museum
PanzaR at CARNEGIEMUSEUMS.ORG
Thu Jun 13 18:37:06 CDT 2002
And how many major US museums don't have federal specimens?
Robin K Panza
Section of Birds, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA
panzar at carnegiemuseums.org
From: Ellen Paul <epaul at concentric.net>
See below; the premise of this legislation is that the federal government
should pay a share of the cost of the construction of this facility because
xx% of the artifacts were collected on federal lands.
The Ornithological Council
Mailto:epaul at concentric.net
Ornithological Council Website:
"Providing Scientific Information about Birds"
Utah Public Lands Artifact Preservation Act (Engrossed as Agreed to or
Passed by House)
HR 3928 EH
H. R. 3928
To assist in the preservation of archaeological, paleontological,
zoological, geological, and botanical artifacts through construction of a
new facility for the University of Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake
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 `Utah Public Lands ArtifactPreservation Act'.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that--
(1) the collection of the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City,
Utah, includes more than 1,000,000 archaeological, paleontological,
zoological, geological, and botanical artifacts;
(2) the collection of items housed by the Museum contains artifacts from
land managed by--
(A) the Bureau of Land Management;
(B) the Bureau of Reclamation;
(C) the National Park Service;
(D) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; and
(E) the Forest Service;
(3) more than 75 percent of the Museum's collection was recovered from
federally managed public land; and
(4) the Museum has been designated by the legislature of the State of Utah
as the State museum of natural history.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) MUSEUM- The term `Museum' means the University of Utah Museum of Natural
History in Salt Lake City, Utah.
(2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 4. ASSISTANCE FOR UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.
(a) ASSISTANCE FOR MUSEUM- The Secretary shall make a grant to the
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, to pay the Federal share of the
costs of construction of a new facility for the Museum, including the
design, planning, furnishing, and equipping of the Museum.
(b) GRANT REQUIREMENTS-
(1) IN GENERAL- To receive a grant under subsection (b), the Museum shall
submit to the Secretary a proposal for the use of the grant.
(2) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of the costs described in subsection
(a) shall not exceed 25 percent.
(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated
to carry out this section $15,000,000, to remain available until expended.
Passed the House of Representatives March 19, 2002.
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