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S. 1275 (rh) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to produce and sell products and to sell publications relating to the Hoover Dam, and to deposit revenues generated from the sales into the Colorado River Dam fund. [Reported in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 1275 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 27, 2000 Referred to the Committee on Resources _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to produce and sell products and to sell publications relating to the Hoover Dam, and to deposit revenues generated from the sales into the Colorado River Dam fund. 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 ``Hoover Dam Miscellaneous Sales Act''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) the sale and distribution of general public information about the use of public land and water areas for recreation, fish, wildlife, and other purposes serve significant public benefits; (2) publications and other materials educate the public and provide general information about Bureau of Reclamation programs and projects; (3) in 1997, more than 1,000,000 visitors, including 300,000 from foreign countries, toured the Hoover Dam; (4) hundreds of thousands of additional visitors stopped to view the dam; (5) visitors often ask to purchase maps, publications, and other items to enhance their experience or serve educational purposes; (6) in many cases the Bureau of Reclamation is the sole source of those items; (7) the Bureau is in a unique position to fulfill public requests for those items; and (8) as a public agency, the Bureau should be responsive to the public by having appropriate items available for sale. SEC. 3. PURPOSES. The purposes of this Act are-- (1) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to offer for sale to members of the public that visit the Hoover Dam Visitor Center educational materials and memorabilia; and (2) to use revenue from those sales to repay the costs relating to construction of the Hoover Dam Visitor Center. SEC. 4. AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT SALES. With respect to the Hoover Dam, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, may-- (1) conduct sales of-- (A) materials generated by the Bureau of Reclamation such as posters, maps, brochures, photographs, and similar publications, videotapes, and computer information discs that are related to programs or projects of the Bureau; and (B) memorabilia and other commemorative items that depict programs or projects of the Bureau; (2) convert unneeded property or scrap material into Bureau memorabilia for sale purposes; and (3) enter into agreements with nonprofit organizations, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, and commercial entities for-- (A) the production or sale of items described in paragraphs (1) and (2); and (B) the sale of publications described in paragraph (1). SEC. 5. COSTS AND REVENUES. (a) Costs.--All costs incurred by the Bureau of Reclamation under this Act shall be paid from the Colorado River Dam fund established by section 2 of the Act of December 21, 1928 (43 U.S.C. 617a). (b) Revenues.-- (1) Use for repayment of sales costs.--All revenues collected by the Bureau of Reclamation under this Act shall be credited to the Colorado River Dam fund to remain available, without further Act of appropriation, to pay costs associated with the production and sale of items in accordance with section 4. (2) Use for repayment of construction costs.--All revenues collected by the Bureau of Reclamation under this Act that are not needed to pay costs described in paragraph (1) shall be transferred annually to the general fund of the Treasury in repayment of costs relating to construction of the Hoover Dam Visitor Center. Passed the Senate November 19, 1999. Attest: GARY SISCO, Secretary.
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