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S.628 Columbia Orbiter Memorial Act

Status Report From: United States Senate
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2003

S.628

Columbia Orbiter Memorial Act (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by Senate)

S 628 ES

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 628

AN ACT

To require the construction at Arlington National Cemetery of a memorial to the crew of the Columbia Orbiter.

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 `Columbia Orbiter Memorial Act'.

SEC. 2. CONSTRUCTION OF MEMORIAL TO CREW OF COLUMBIA ORBITER AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.

(a) CONSTRUCTION REQUIRED- The Secretary of the Army shall, in consultation with the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, construct at an appropriate place in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, a memorial marker honoring the seven members of the crew of the Columbia Orbiter who died on February 1, 2003, over the State of Texas during the landing of space shuttle mission STS-107.

(b) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS- Of the amount appropriated or otherwise made available by title II of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2003 (Public Law 107-248) under the heading `OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY', $500,000 shall be available for the construction of the memorial marker required by subsection (a).

SEC. 3. DONATIONS FOR MEMORIAL FOR CREW OF COLUMBIA ORBITER.

(a) AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT DONATIONS- The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may accept gifts and donations of services, money, and property (including personal, tangible, or intangible property) for the purpose of an appropriate memorial or monument to the seven members of the crew of the Columbia Orbiter who died on February 1, 2003, over the State of Texas during the landing of space shuttle mission STS-107, whether such memorial or monument is constructed by the Administrator or is the memorial marker required by section 2.

(b) TRANSFER- (1) The Administrator may transfer to the Secretary of the Army any services, money, or property accepted by the Administrator under subsection (a) for the purpose of the construction of the memorial marker required by section 2.

(2) Any moneys transferred to the Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be merged with amounts in the account referred to in subsection (b) of section 2, and shall be available for the purpose referred to in that subsection.

(c) EXPIRATION OF AUTHORITY- The authority of the Administrator to accept gifts and donations under subsection (a) shall expire five years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

Passed the Senate March 18, 2003. Attest: Secretary.

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 628

AN ACT

To require the construction at Arlington National Cemetery of a memorial to the crew of the Columbia Orbiter.

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