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6. Golden Spike Centennial
Joint Resolution to establish the Golden Spike Centennial
Celebration Commission. (81 Stat. 172) Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) there is established a commission to be known as the Golden Spike Centennial Celebration Commission, which shall be composed of thirteen members as follows:
(1) Four Members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate;
(2) Four Members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and
(3) Five members to be appointed by the President of the United States. (b) The President shall, at the time of appointment, designate one of the members appointed by him to serve as chairman and executive officer. The members of the Commission shall receive no salary by reason of their services as members, but the executive officer may reimburse them for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by them in conducting Commission business.
(c) Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
SEC. 2. The functions of the Commission shall be to develop and execute suitable plans for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the completion on May 10, 1869, of the first transcontinental railroad across the United States.
SEC. 3. The Commission may employ, without regard to the civil service laws or the Classification Act of 1949, such employees as may be necessary in carrying out its functions: Provided, That no employee whose position would be subject to the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, if said Act were applicable to such position, shall be paid a salary at a rate in excess of the rate payble under said Act for positions of equivalent difficulty or responsibility. Such rates of compensation may be adopted by the Commission as may be authorized by the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, as of the same date such rates are authorized for positions subject to said Act. The Commission shall make adequate provision for administrative review of any determination to dismiss any employee.
Sec. 4(a) The Commission is authorized to accept donations of money, property, or personal services; to cooperate with the Golden Spike Centennial Commission established by the Legislature of the State of Utah, and any other agencies of State and local governments, with patriotic and historical societies, with institutions of learning, and with representatives of the railroads; and to call upon other Federal departments or agencies for their advice and assistance in carrying out the purposes of this joint resolution. The Commission, to such extent as it finds to be necessary, may procure supplies, services, and property and make contracts, and may exercise those powers that are necessary to enable it to carry out efficiently and in the public interest the purposes of this joint resolution.
(b) Expenditures of the Commission shall be paid by the executive officer of the Commission, who shall keep complete records of such expenditures and who shall account for all funds received by the Commission. A report of the activities of the Commission, including an accounting of funds received and expended, shall be furnished by the Commission to the Congress on or before its termination. The Commission shall terminate upon completion of its duties but in no event later than December 31, 1969.
(c) Any property acquired by the Commission remaining upon termination of the celebration may be used by the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of the national park system or may be disposed of as surplus property. The net revenues, after payment of Commission expenses, derived from Commission activities, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States.
(d) Mail matter sent by the Commission as penalty mail or franked mail shall be accepted for mail subject to section 4156 of title 39, United States Code, as amended.
Approved August 21, 1967.
Apr. 14 : Considered and passed Senate.
7. Honokohau National Historical Landmark
An Act to authorize a study of the feasibility and desirability
of establishing a unit of the national park system in order to preserve and interpret the site of Honokohau National His. torical Landmark in the State of Hawaii, and for other purposes. (86 Stat. 457)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress finds the site of Honokohau National Historical Landmark in the State of Hawaii encompasses unique and nationally significant cultural, historical, and archeological resources and believes that it may be in the national interest for the United States to preserve and interpret those resources for the education and inspiration of present and future generations. The Congress further believes that it is appropriate that the preservation and interpretation at that site be managed and performed by native Hawaiians, to the extent practical, and that training opportunities be provided such persons in management and interpretation of those cultural, historical, and archeological resources.
SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary”) shall study the feasibility and desirability of establishing as a part of the national park system an area, not to exceed one thousand five hundred acres, comprising the site of Honokohau National Historical Landmark and adjacent waters.
(b) As a part of such study other interested Federal agencies, and State and local bodies and officials shall be consulted, and the study shall be coordinated with other applicable planning activities.
SEC. 3. The Secretary shall submit to the President and the Congress within one year after the effective date of this Act, a report of the findings resulting from the study. The report of the Secretary shall contain, but not be limited to, findings with respect to the historic, cultural, archeological, scenic, and natural values of the resources involved and recommendations for preservation and interpretation of those resources, including the role of native Hawaiians relative to the management and performance of that preservation and interpretation and the providing to them of training opportunities in such management and performance.
SEC. 4. (a) There is hereby established a Honokohau Study Advisory Commission. The Commission shall cease to exist at the time of submission of the Secretary's report to the President and the Congress.
(b) The Commission shall be composed of fifteen members, at least ten of whom shall be native Hawaiians, appointed by the Secretary, as follows: (1) Two members, one of whom will be appointed
from recommendations made by each of the United States Senators representing the State of Hawaii, respectively;
(2) Two members, one of whom will be appointed from recommendations made by each of the United States Representatives for the State of Hawaii, respectively;
(3) Five public members, who shall have knowledge and experience in one or more fields as they pertain to Hawaii, of history, ethnology, anthropology, culture, and folklore and including representatives of the Bishop Museum, the University of Hawaii, and organizations active in the State of Hawaii in the conservation of resources, to be appointed from recommendations made by the Gov. ernor of the State of Hawaii:
(4) Five members to be appointed from recommendations made by local organizations representing the native Hawaiian people; and
(5) One member to be appointed from recommendations made by the mayor of the county of Hawaii. (c) The Secretary shall designate one member to be Chairman. Any vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
(d) A member of the Commission shall serve without compensation as such. The Secretary is authorized to pay the expenses reasonably incurred by the Commission in carrying out its responsibilities under this Act on vouchers signed by the Chairman.
(e) The Secretary or his designee shall consult with the Commission with respect to matters relating to the making of the study.
Sec. 5. During the period commencing with enactment of this Act and ending with submission of the Secretary's report to the President and the Congress and any necessary completion of congressional consideration of recommendations included in that report (1) no department or agency of the United States shall, without prior approval of the Secretary, assist by loan, grant, license, or otherwise in the implementation of any project which, in the determination of the Secretary, would unreasonably diminish the value of cultural, historical, archeological, scenic, or natural resources relating to lands or waters having potential to comprise the area referred to in section 2(a) of this Act and (2) the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, shall not, without prior approval of the Secretary, undertake or assist by license or otherwise the implementation of any project which, in the determination of the Secretary, would diminish the value of natural resources located within one-quarter
mile of the lands and waters having potential to comprise that area.
Sec. 6. The term "native Hawaiian”, as used in this Act, means any descendant of not less than one-half part of the blood of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to the year 1778.
Sec. 7. There are authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $50,000 to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved July 11, 1972
Apr. 17. considered and passed House.