H.R.588: Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Don Young, R-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 38 (21 Democrats, 1 Independent, 16 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action July 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013 - Extends, to November 17, 2018, the legislative authority of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. (Fund) to establish a Vietnam Veterans Memorial visitors center. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to allow the Fund to acknowledge donor contributions to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center by displaying, inside the Center, an appropriate statement or credit.

Requires the Fund to: (1) bear all display expenses; and (2) prior to such display, submit to the Secretary for approval a display plan.

Requires the Secretary to approve such plan if it: (1) allows only short, discrete, and unobtrusive acknowledgments or credits; (2) does not permit any advertising slogans or company logos; and (3) conforms to applicable National Park Service guidelines for indoor donor recognition.

Allows the Fund, if a plan is not approved, to resubmit a revised plan.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 18, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-21.
July 18, 2013 Signed by President.
July 12, 2013 Presented to President.
July 11, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 10, 2013 Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5623)
June 18, 2013 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
June 17, 2013 House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 264 (consideration: CR H3660-3661)
June 4, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 3, 2013 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
June 3, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3912; text: CR S3912)
May 7, 2013 Received in the Senate, read twice.
May 6, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 6, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 2 (Roll no. 129). (text: CR H2409)

May 6, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2412-2413)
May 6, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 6, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 588.
May 6, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2409-2410)
May 6, 2013 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
April 9, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 16.
April 9, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-28.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 20, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
March 14, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.