Bills upcoming for a vote in the legislature.
John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2019
This bill reauthorizes funding for FY2020-FY2024 for maintenance, repair, and security and capital projects for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The bill directs that a plaque be placed within the Kennedy Center that contains an inscription to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the National Cultural Center Act by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Kennedy Center may solicit private contributions for the design, procurement, and installation of the plaque.
National Comedy Center Recognition Act
(Sec. 2) This bill officially designates the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, as the "National Comedy Center."
Although recognized by this bill, the center shall not be considered a unit of the National Park System.
The designation of the center shall not be construed as requiring or permitting the expenditure of federal funds for any purpose related to the center.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.)
John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2017
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the John F. Kennedy Center Act to reauthorize appropriations for FY2018-FY2021 for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for: (1) maintenance, repair, and security; and (2) capital projects.
(Sec. 3) The bill expresses the sense of Congress that the center should: (1) recognize 2018 as the 60th anniversary of the National Cultural Center Act (now known as the John. F. Kennedy Center Act), and (2) establish commemorative displays during such year honoring the history of such Act.
The bill directs that a plaque be placed within the center that contains an inscription to commemorate such anniversary. The center must solicit private contributions for the plaque.
(Sec. 4) The bill expresses the sense of Congress that the center should: (1) recognize 2021 as the 50th anniversary of its opening, and (2) commemorate its mission as a national center for the performing arts and as a national memorial to President John. F. Kennedy. The center may create displays and programs that memorialize its opening in 1971 and its programmatic legacy.