[106th Congress Public Law 461]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

[DOCID: f:publ461.106]

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Public Law 106-461
106th Congress

                                 An Act

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to produce and sell products 
  and to sell publications relating to the Hoover Dam, and to deposit 
     revenues generated from the sales into the Colorado River Dam 
               fund. <<NOTE: Nov. 7, 2000 -  [S. 1275]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Hoover Dam 
Miscellaneous Sales Act.>> 

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 43 USC 619 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Hoover Dam Miscellaneous Sales Act''.

SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 43 USC 619 note.>> FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--
            (1) the sale and distribution of general public information 
        about the use of public land and water areas for recreation, 
        fish, wildlife, and other purposes serve significant public 
            (2) publications and other materials educate the public and 
        provide general information about Bureau of Reclamation programs 
        and projects;
            (3) in 1997, more than 1,000,000 visitors, including 300,000 
        from foreign countries, toured the Hoover Dam;
            (4) hundreds of thousands of additional visitors stopped to 
        view the dam;
            (5) visitors often ask to purchase maps, publications, and 
        other items to enhance their experience or serve educational 
            (6) in many cases the Bureau of Reclamation is the sole 
        source of those items;
            (7) the Bureau is in a unique position to fulfill public 
        requests for those items; and
            (8) as a public agency, the Bureau should be responsive to 
        the public by having appropriate items available for sale.

SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 43 USC 619 note.>> PURPOSES.

    The purposes of this Act are--
            (1) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to offer for 
        sale to members of the public that visit the Hoover Dam Visitor 
        Center educational materials and memorabilia; and
            (2) to use revenue from those sales to repay the costs 
        relating to construction of the Hoover Dam Visitor Center.


    With respect to the Hoover Dam, the Secretary of the Interior, 
acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, may--
            (1) conduct sales of--

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                    (A) materials generated by the Bureau of Reclamation 
                such as posters, maps, brochures, photographs, and 
                similar publications, videotapes, and computer 
                information discs that are related to programs or 
                projects of the Bureau; and
                    (B) memorabilia and other commemorative items that 
                depict programs or projects of the Bureau;
            (2) convert unneeded property or scrap material into Bureau 
        memorabilia for sale purposes; and
            (3) enter into agreements with nonprofit organizations, 
        other Federal agencies, State and local governments, and 
        commercial entities for--
                    (A) the production or sale of items described in 
                paragraphs (1) and (2); and
                    (B) the sale of publications described in paragraph 

SEC. 5. <<NOTE: 43 USC 619 note.>> COSTS AND REVENUES.

    (a) Costs.--All costs incurred by the Bureau of Reclamation under 
this Act shall be paid from the Colorado River Dam fund established by 
section 2 of the Act of December 21, 1928 (43 U.S.C. 617a).
    (b) Revenues.--
            (1) Use for repayment of sales costs.--All revenues 
        collected by the Bureau of Reclamation under this Act shall be 
        credited to the Colorado River Dam fund to remain available, 
        without further Act of appropriation, to pay costs associated 
        with the production and sale of items in accordance with section 
            (2) Use for repayment of construction costs.--All revenues 
        collected by the Bureau of Reclamation under this Act that are 
        not needed to pay costs described in paragraph (1) shall be 
        transferred annually to the general fund of the Treasury in 
        repayment of costs relating to construction of the Hoover Dam 
        Visitor Center.

    Approved November 7, 2000.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-808 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-195 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
                                                        Vol. 145 (1999):
                                    Nov. 19, considered and passed 
                                                        Vol. 146 (2000):
                                    Oct. 23, considered and passed