House Bill 2420
116th Congress(2019-2020)
National Museum of the American Latino Act
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Passed House on Jul 27, 2020
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Introduced
Apr 30, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 3, 2020
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Bill Number
2420
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116
Policy Area
Arts, Culture, Religion
Arts, Culture, Religion
Primary focus of measure is art, literature, performing arts in all formats; arts and humanities funding; libraries, exhibitions, cultural centers; sound recording, motion pictures, television and film; cultural property and resources; cultural relations; and religion. Measures concerning intellectual property aspects of the arts may fall under Commerce policy area. Measures concerning religious freedom may fall under Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues policy area.
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House Votes (1)
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Passed
July 27, 2020
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Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3864-3866)
Summary

National Museum of the American Latino Act

This bill establishes the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution.

The purposes of the museum are to (1) illuminate Latino contributions to the story of the United States; (2) provide for the collection, study, research, publication, and establishment of exhibitions and programs related to Latino life, art, history, and culture; and (3) provide for collaboration with Smithsonian Institution museums and research centers and other museums and educational institutions in the United States and abroad to promote the study and appreciation of Latino life, art, history, culture, and its impact on society in the United States.

The bill establishes a Board of Trustees for the museum to advise and assist the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian on all matters related to the administration and preservation of the museum.

The Director of the museum shall manage the museum and may carry out educational and liaison programs in support of its goals.

The Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services shall establish and carry out specified grant programs and a scholarship program, including a grant program to promote the understanding of the Latin American diaspora in the United States.

The Board of Regents shall designate a site for the museum and is authorized to design and construct it.

Text (4)
December 3, 2020
July 29, 2020
July 27, 2020
April 30, 2019
Actions (15)
12/03/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 600.
12/03/2020
Committee on Rules and Administration. Reported by Senator Blunt without amendment. Without written report.
12/03/2020
Committee on Rules and Administration. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/29/2020
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
07/27/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/27/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3864-3866)
07/27/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3864-3866)
07/27/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2420.
07/27/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3864-3872)
07/27/2020
Mr. Aguilar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
10/17/2019
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
05/08/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
05/01/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
04/30/2019
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/30/2019
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 1, 2019 7:12:10 AM
Record Updated
Feb 9, 2022 3:26:33 AM