20 U.S. Code § 80r–6 - Building for the National Museum of African American History and Culture
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(a) In general
(A) In general
Not later than 12 months after December 16, 2003, the Board of Regents shall designate a site for the Museum.
(B) Sites for consideration
In designating a site under subparagraph (A), the Board of Regents shall select from among the following sites in the District of Columbia:
(i) The Arts and Industries Building of the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall at 900 Jefferson Drive, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia.
(iii) The site known as the “Liberty Loan site”, located on 14th Street Southwest at the foot of the 14th Street Bridge.
(C) Availability of site
(i) In general A site described in subparagraph (B) shall remain available until the date on which the Board of Regents designates a site for the Museum under subparagraph (A).
(ii) Transfer to Smithsonian Institution Except with respect to a site described in clause (i) of subparagraph (B), if the site designated for the Museum is in an area that is under the administrative jurisdiction of a Federal agency, as soon as practicable after the date on which the designation is made, the head of the Federal agency shall transfer to the Smithsonian Institution administrative jurisdiction over the area.
The Board of Regents shall carry out its duties under this paragraph in consultation with the following:
(iii) The Chair and Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission referred to in section 80r–8 of this title.
(iv) The Chair of the Building and Site Subcommittee of the Presidential Commission referred to in section 80r–8 of this title.
(v) The Chair and ranking minority member of each of the following Committees:
(2) Construction of building
The Board of Regents, in consultation with the Council, may plan, design, and construct a building for the Museum, which shall be located at the site designated by the Board of Regents under this paragraph.
(3) Nonapplicability of provisions relating to monuments and commemorative works
Chapter 89 of title 40 shall not apply with respect to the Museum.
(b) Cost sharing
The Board of Regents shall pay—
Source(Pub. L. 108–184, § 8,Dec. 16, 2003, 117 Stat. 2680.)
Procurement for Construction
Pub. L. 112–74, div. E, title III, Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1033, provided in part: “That during fiscal year 2012 and any succeeding fiscal year, a single procurement for construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as authorized under section 8 of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act (20 U.S.C. 80r–6), may be issued that includes the full scope of the project”.
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