An Act To authorize the Smithsonian Institution to construct support museum facilities

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The first section of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Smithsonian Institution to plan museum support facilities", approved September 19, 1975 (Public Law 94-98), is amended by inserting ", and to construct," after "to prepare plans for". The first section of such Act is further amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: "No appropriation shall be made to construct the facilities authorized by this Act until the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, by resolution approve the final plans and specification of such facilities." There is authorized to be appropriated to the Smithsonian Institution $21,500,000 to carry out the purposes of this Act.


  • United States Congress House Committee on Public Works and Transportation
  • United States Congress Senate Committee on Rules
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Museum Support Center


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 92 Stat. 2444
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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92 Stat. 2444 (1978); Pub. L. No. 95-569 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1980
  • 11/02/1978


  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Finance
  • Grounds
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 2444

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