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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-375—AUG. 7, 1984

98 STAT. 1257

Public Law 98-375 98th Congress An Act To establish the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Act". FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS

SEC. 2. The Congress finds and declares that— (1) October 12, 1992, marks the five hundredth anniversary of the voyages of discovery of Christopher Columbus; (2) the governments and people of Spain and Italy should be recognized and commended for their historic role and contribution to those voyages; (3) all persons in this country should look with pride on the achievements and contributions of their ancestors with respect to those historic voyages; and (4) as the Nation approaches the quincentennial of the voyages of discovery of Christopher Columbus, it is appropriate to celebrate and commemorate this anniversary through local, national, and international observances and activities planned, encouraged, coordinated, and conducted by a national commission representative of appropriate individuals and public and private authorities and organizations.

Aug. 7, 1984 [H.R. 1492] Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Act.

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ESTABLISHMENT; COMPOSITION

SEC. 3. (a) There is established a commission to be known as the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Commission") to plan, encourage, coordinate, and conduct the commemoration of the voyages of discovery of Christopher Columbus. (b) The Commission shall be composed of thirty members as follows: (1) seven members appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the majority leader of the Senate in consultation with the minority leader of the Senate; (2) seven members appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in consultation with the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (3) ten members appointed by the President, which members shall be broadly representative of the people of the United States, and not otherwise officers or employees of the United States; (4) the Secretary of State; (5) the Archivist of the United States; (6) the Librarian of Congress; (7) the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts;

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