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                                                         Calendar No. 8

105th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                 S. 48

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To abolish the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council 
                              on the Arts.

_______________________________________________________________________

                            January 21, 1997

                 Read twice and placed on the calendar





                                                         Calendar No. 8
105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 48

To abolish the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council 
                              on the Arts.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            January 21, 1997

   Mr. Helms introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
                         placed on the calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To abolish the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council 
                              on the Arts.

    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 ``National Endowment for the Arts 
Termination Act of 1997''.

SEC. 2. TERMINATION OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND THE 
              NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS.

    Sections 5, 5A, and 6 of the National Foundation on the Arts and 
the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 954, 954A, and 955) are repealed.

SEC. 3. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    (a) Declaration of Purpose.--Section 2 of the National Foundation 
on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951) is amended--
            (1) in paragraphs (1) and (6) by striking ``arts and the'';
            (2) in paragraphs (2) and (5) by striking ``and the arts'';
            (3) in paragraph (4) by striking ``the arts and'';
            (4) in paragraph (5) by striking--
                    (A) by striking ``and the arts''; and
                    (B) by striking ``arts and'';
            (5) in paragraph (7)--
                    (A) by striking ``practice of art and the'';
                    (B) by striking ``artist or''; and
                    (C) by striking ``creative'';
            (6) in paragraph (9) by striking ``arts and'';
            (7) by striking paragraph (11); and
            (8) in paragraph (12)--
                    (A) by striking ``the Arts and''; and
                    (B) by redesignating such paragraph as paragraph 
                (11).
    (b) Definitions.--Section 3 of the National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 952) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsections (b), (c), and (f); and
            (2) in subsection (d) by striking ``, including programs'' 
        and all that follows through ``understanding of the arts,'';
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``the National Council on 
                        the Arts or''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``, as the case may be,'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) by striking ``sections 5(l) and'' and 
                        inserting ``section'';
                            (ii) in subparagraph (A) by striking 
                        ``artistic or''; and
                            (iii) in subparagraph (B)--
                                    (I) by striking ``the National 
                                Council on the Arts and''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``, as the case 
                                may be,''; and
                    (C) by striking ``(d) The'' and inserting ``(b) 
                The''; and
            (3) by redesignating subsections (e) and (g) as subsections 
        (c) and (d), respectively.
    (c) Establishment of National Foundation on the Arts and 
Humanities.--Section 4(a) of the National Foundation on the Arts and 
the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 953(a)) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``the Arts and'' each place it 
                appears; and
                    (B) by striking ``a National Endowment for the 
                Arts,'';
            (2) in subsection (b) by striking ``and the arts''; and
            (3) in the heading of such section by striking ``the arts 
        and''.
    (d) Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.--Section 9 of 
the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 
U.S.C. 958) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by striking ``the Arts and'';
            (2) in subsection (b) by striking ``the Chairperson of the 
        National Endowment for the Arts,'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1) by striking ``the Chairperson 
                of the National Endowment for the Arts and'';
                    (B) in paragraph (3)--
                            (i) by striking ``the National Endowment 
                        for the Arts,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``Humanities,'' and 
                        inserting ``Humanities'';
                    (C) in paragraph (6) by striking ``arts and''; and
                    (D) in paragraph (7) by striking ``the arts and''.
    (e) Administrative Functions.--Section 10 of the National 
Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 959) 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``in them'';
                            (ii) by striking ``the Chairperson of the 
                        National Endowment for the Arts and''; and
                            (iii) by striking ``, in carrying out their 
                        respective functions,'';
                    (B) by striking ``of an Endowment'' each place it 
                appears;
                    (C) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) by striking ``of that Endowment'' the 
                        first place it appears and inserting ``the 
                        National Endowment for the Humanities'';
                            (ii) by striking ``sections 6(f) and'' and 
                        inserting ``section''; and
                            (iii) by striking ``sections 5(c) and'' and 
                        inserting ``section''; and
                    (D) in paragraph (3) by striking ``define their 
                duties, and supervise and direct their activities'' and 
                inserting ``define the activities of the employees, and 
                supervise and direct the activities of the employees'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking paragraphs (1), (2), and (3); and
                    (B) in paragraph (4)--
                            (i) by striking ``one of its Endowments and 
                        received by the Chairperson of an Endowment'' 
                        and inserting ``the National Endowment for the 
                        Humanities and received by the Chairperson of 
                        that Endowment''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``(4)'';
            (3) by striking subsection (c);
            (4) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) by striking ``Chairperson of the National 
                Endowment for the Arts and the''; and
                    (B) by striking ``each'' the first place it 
                appears;
            (5) in subsection (e)--
                    (A) by striking ``National Council on the Arts and 
                the''; and
                    (B) by striking ``, respectively, may each'' and 
                inserting ``may''; and
            (6) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``Chairperson of the 
                        National Endowment for the Arts and the''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``their respective 
                        Endowments under sections 5(c) and'' and 
                        inserting ``the Endowment under section'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(A)--
                            (i) by striking ``either of the 
                        Endowments'' and inserting ``the National 
                        Endowment for the Humanities''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``involved''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (3)--
                            (i) by striking ``that provided such 
                        financial assistance'' each place it appears; 
                        and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (C) by striking ``the 
                        National Endowment for the Arts or''.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 11 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the 
Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 960) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1)--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (A); and
                    (B) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``(B)'';
            (2) in subsection (a)(2)--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (A); and
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)--
                            (i) by striking ``(B)''; and
                            (ii) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) 
                        as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;
            (3) in subsection (a)(3)--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (A);
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)--
                            (i) by striking ``(B)''; and
                            (ii) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) 
                        as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively; and
                    (C) by striking subparagraph (C);
            (4) in subsection (a)(4)--
                    (A) by striking ``Chairperson of the National 
                Endowment for the Arts and the'';
                    (B) by striking ``, as the case may be,''; and
                    (C) by striking ``section 5(e), section 5(l)(2), 
                section 7(f),'' and inserting ``section 7(f)'';
            (5) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (1); and
                    (B) in paragraph (2) by striking ``(2)'';
            (6) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (1); and
                    (B) in paragraph (2) by striking ``(2)''; and
            (7) by striking subsection (f).

SEC. 5. SHORT TITLE.

    Section 1 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities 
Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951 note) is amended by striking ``the Arts 
and''.

SEC. 6. TRANSITION PROVISIONS.

    The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall provide 
for the termination of the affairs of the National Endowment for the 
Arts and the National Council on the Arts, including the appropriate 
transfer or other disposition of personnel, assets, liabilities, 
grants, contracts, property, records, and unexpended balances of 
appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds held, 
used, arising from, available to, or to be made available in connection 
with implementing the authorities terminated by the amendments made by 
this Act.

SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATES.

    (a) General Effective Date.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
this Act shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
    (b) Effective Date of Amendments.--Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 shall 
take effect on the first day of the first fiscal year beginning after 
the date of enactment of this Act.

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