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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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