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H.R. 4940 (eh) To designate the museum operated by the Secretary of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as the ``American Museum of Science and Energy'', and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...
In the Senate of the United States, October 26 (legislative day, September 22), 2000. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 4940) entitled ``An Act to designate the museum operated by the Secretary of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as the `American Museum of Science and Energy', and for other purposes.'', do pass with the following AMENDMENT: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF AMERICAN MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND ENERGY. (a) In General.--The Museum-- (1) is designated as the ``American Museum of Science and Energy''; and (2) shall be the official museum of science and energy of the United States. (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Museum is deemed to be a reference to the ``American Museum of Science and Energy''. (c) Property of the United States.-- (1) In general.--The name ``American Museum of Science and Energy'' is declared the property of the United States. (2) Use.--The Museum shall have the sole right throughout the United States and its possessions to have and use the name ``American Museum of Science and Energy''. (3) Effect on other rights.--This subsection shall not be construed to conflict or interfere with established or vested rights. SEC. 2. AUTHORITY. To carry out the activities of the Museum, the Secretary may-- (1) accept and dispose of any gift, devise, or bequest of services or property, real or personal, that is-- (A) designated in a written document by the person making the gift, devise, or bequest as intended for the Museum; and (B) determined by the Secretary to be suitable and beneficial for use by the Museum; (2) operate a retail outlet on the premises of the Museum for the purpose of selling or distributing items (including mementos, food, educational materials, replicas, and literature) that are-- (A) relevant to the contents of the Museum; and (B) informative, educational, and tasteful; (3) collect reasonable fees where feasible and appropriate; (4) exhibit, perform, display, and publish materials and information of or relating to the Museum in any media or place; (5) consistent with guidelines approved by the Secretary, lease space on the premises of the Museum at reasonable rates and for uses consistent with such guidelines; and (6) use the proceeds of activities authorized under this section to pay the costs of the Museum. SEC. 3. MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. (a) Authority To Use Volunteers.--The Secretary may recruit, train, and accept the services of individuals or entities as volunteers for services or activities related to the Museum. (b) Status of Volunteers.-- (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), service by a volunteer under subsection (a) shall not be considered Federal employment. (2) Exceptions.-- (A) Federal tort claims act.--For purposes of chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, a volunteer under subsection (a) shall be treated as an employee of the Government (as defined in section 2671 of that title). (B) Compensation for work injuries.--For purposes of subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, a volunteer described in subsection (a) shall be treated as an employee (as defined in section 8101 of title 5, United States Code). (c) Compensation.--A volunteer under subsection (a) shall serve without pay, but may receive nominal awards and reimbursement for incidental expenses, including expenses for a uniform or transportation in furtherance of Museum activities. SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Act: (1) Museum.--The term ``Museum'' means the museum operated by the Secretary of Energy and located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Energy or a designated representative of the Secretary. Attest: Secretary. 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4940 _______________________________________________________________________ AMENDMENT
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