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                                                 Union Calendar No. 551
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4126

                          [Report No. 106-917]

To authorize funding for the expansion annex of the historic Palace of 
  the Governors, a public history museum located, and relating to the 
history of Hispanic and Native American culture, in the Southwest, and 
                          for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 29, 2000

 Mr. Udall of New Mexico (for himself, Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Roybal-Allard, 
  Mr. Romero-Barcelo, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. 
Reyes, and Mr. Baca) introduced the following bill; which was referred 
                     to the Committee on Resources

                           September 29, 2000

                     Additional sponsor: Mr. Pastor

                           September 29, 2000

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To authorize funding for the expansion annex of the historic Palace of 
  the Governors, a public history museum located, and relating to the 
history of Hispanic and Native American culture, in the Southwest, 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 ``Palace of the Governors Expansion Act''.

SEC. 2. CONSTRUCTION OF PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS EXPANSION.

    (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) The United States has an enriched legacy of Hispanic 
        influence in politics, government, economic development, and 
        cultural expression.
            (2) The Palace of the Governors has been the center of 
        administrative and cultural activity over a vast region of the 
        Southwest since its construction as New Mexico's second capitol 
        in Santa Fe by Governor Pedro de Peralta in 1610.
            (3) The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously 
        occupied public building in the United States and has been 
        occupied for 390 years.
            (4) Since its creation, the Museum of New Mexico has worked 
        to protect and promote Southwest, Hispanic, and Native American 
        arts and crafts.
            (5) The Palace of the Governors is the history division of 
        the Museum of New Mexico and was once proposed by Teddy 
        Roosevelt to be part of the Smithsonian Museum and known as the 
        ``Smithsonian West.''
            (6) The Museum has an extensive and priceless collection of 
        the following:
                    (A) Spanish Colonial and Iberian Colonial 
                paintings, including the Sagesser Hyde paintings on 
                buffalo hide dating back to 1706.
                    (B) Pre-Columbian Art.
                    (C) Historic artifacts including the following:
                            (i) Helmets and armor worn by the Don Juan 
                        Onate expedition conquistadors who established 
                        the first capital in the United States, San 
                        Juan de los Caballeros, in July of 1598.
                            (ii) The Vara Stick used to measure land 
                        grants and other real property boundaries in 
                        Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
                            (iii) The Columbus, New Mexico Railway 
                        Station clock that was shot, stopping the 
                        pendulum, freezing for all history the moment 
                        when Pancho Villa's raid began, which marks the 
                        beginning of the last invasion of the 
                        continental United States.
                            (iv) The field desk of Brigadier General 
                        Stephen Watts Kearny who was posted to New 
                        Mexico during the Mexican War and whose Army of 
                        the West traveled the Santa Fe trail to occupy 
                        the territories of New Mexico and California.
                            (v) More than 800,000 other historic 
                        photographs, guns, costumes, maps, books and 
                        handicrafts.
            (7) The Palace of the Governors and the Sagesser Hyde 
        paintings were designated National Treasures by the National 
        Trust for Historic Preservation.
            (8) The facilities both for exhibiting and storage of this 
        irreplaceable collection are so totally inadequate and 
        dangerously unsuitable that there existence is endangered and 
        their preservation is in jeopardy.
    (b) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Annex.--The terms ``Palace of the Governors Expansion 
        Annex'' and ``Annex'' mean the Palace of the Governors, Museum 
        of New Mexico addition to be located directly behind the 
        historic Palace of the Governors building at 110 Lincoln 
        Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
    (c) Construction of the Annex.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations, the Secretary shall award a grant to the State of New 
Mexico to pay for the Federal share of the costs of the final design, 
construction, furnishing, and equipping of the Palace of the Governors 
Expansion Annex.
    (d) Grant Requirements.--
            (1) In general.--In order to receive a grant awarded under 
        subsection (c), the State of New Mexico, acting through the 
        Office of Cultural Affairs of the State--
                    (A) shall submit to the Secretary, within 30 days 
                of the date of enactment of this section, a copy of the 
                architectural blueprints for the Palace of the 
                Governors Expansion Annex.
                    (B) shall exercise due diligence to obtain an 
                appropriation from the New Mexico State Legislature for 
                at least $8,000,000 for the design, construction, 
                furnishing, and equipping of the Annex.
                    (C) shall exercise due diligence to expeditiously 
                execute a memorandum of understanding recognizing that 
                time is of the essence for the construction for the 
                Annex because 2010 marks the 400th anniversary of the 
                continuous occupation and use of the Palace of the 
                Governors.
            (2) Memorandum of understanding.--The memorandum of 
        understanding described in paragraph (1) shall provide--
                    (A) the date of completion of the construction of 
                the Annex.
                    (B) that Office of Cultural Affairs shall award the 
                contract for construction of the Annex in accordance 
                with the New Mexico Procurement Code; and
                    (C) that the contract for the construction of the 
                Annex shall be awarded pursuant to a competitive 
                bidding process.
            (3) Federal share.--The Federal share of the costs 
        described in subsection (c) shall be 50 percent.
            (4) Non-federal share.--The non-Federal share of the costs 
        described in section (c) shall be in cash or in kind fairly 
        evaluated, including land, art and artifact collections, plant, 
        equipment, or services. The non-Federal share shall include any 
        contribution received by the State of New Mexico for the 
        design, land acquisition, library acquisition, library 
        renovation, Palace of the Governors conservation, and 
        construction, furnishing, equipping of the Annex, or donations 
        of art collections to the Museum of New Mexico prior to the 
        date of enactment of this section. The non-Federal share of the 
        costs described in subsection (c) shall include the following:
                    (A) Cost of the land at 110 Lincoln Avenue, Santa 
                Fe, New Mexico.
                    (B) Library acquisition expenditures.
                    (C) Library renovation expenditures.
                    (D) Palace conservation expenditures.
                    (E) New Mexico Foundation and other endowment 
                funds.
                    (F) Donations of art collections or other 
                artifacts.
    (e) Use of Funds for Construction--Furnishing and Equipment.--
Subject to funds being appropriated, the funds received under a grant 
awarded under subsection (c) shall be used only for the final design, 
construction, management, inspection, furnishing, and equipment of the 
Annex.
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary to award the grant described in 
subsection (c) a total of $15,000,000 for fiscal year 2001 and 
succeeding fiscal years. Funds appropriated pursuant to this 
authorization of appropriations shall remain available until the grant 
is awarded, but the authority of the Secretary to award the grant is 
conditioned upon the New Mexico State legislature appropriating at 
least $8,000,000 as provided in subsection (d)(1)(B) before January 1, 
2010, and other non-Federal sources providing enough funds, when 
combined with the New Mexico State legislature appropriations, to 
ensure that the grant is based on a fifty-fifty match.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 551

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 4126

                          [Report No. 106-917]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To authorize funding for the expansion annex of the historic Palace of 
  the Governors, a public history museum located, and relating to the 
history of Hispanic and Native American culture, in the Southwest, and 
                          for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 29, 2000

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

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