[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 132, 115th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

Public Law 115-186
115th Congress

An Act

To designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the
National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and for other
purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>

This Act may be cited as the ``National Veterans Memorial and Museum

(a) Designation.--Subject to the condition described in subsection
(b), the memorial and museum that is, as of the date of the enactment of
this Act, being constructed on an approximately 7-acre area on West
Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, bounded by the Scioto River and the Scioto
Greenway, shall be designated as the ``National Veterans Memorial and
(b) Withdrawal of Designation.-- <> The designation
under subsection (a) may be withdrawn no earlier than 5 years after the
date on which the museum opens the public, pursuant to an Act of
Congress, if the progress and operation of the museum are found to be
unsatisfactory based on the report submitted under subsection (c).

(c) Report to Congress.--
(1) In general.--As a condition of the designation under
subsection (a), the director of the memorial and museum
described in that subsection shall submit to Congress a report
on the memorial and museum by not later than the date specified
in paragraph (2). Such report shall include each of the
(A) <> The
projected budget for the memorial and museum for the 5-
year period beginning on the date the memorial and
museum is expected to open to the public.
(B) A description of the outreach conducted by the
memorial and museum to veterans across the United States
to receive input about the design and contents of the
memorial and museum.
(C) A description of the process by which decisions
are made about the contents of the exhibits displayed at
the memorial and museum.
(D) A description of the organizational structure of
the memorial and museum.
(E) <> A copy of the bylaws and
rules of the memorial and museum.

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(F) <> A list of any organizations or
entities that have accredited the memorial and museum.
(2) Deadline for report.--The date specified in this
paragraph is the earlier of the following dates:
(A) The date that is 90 days after the date of the
enactment of this Act.
(B) The date that is 30 days before the date on
which the memorial and museum is first open to the

(d) Effect of Designation.--The national memorial and museum
designated by subsection (a) is not a unit of the National Park System,
and the designation of the national memorial and museum shall not be
construed to require Federal funds to be expended for any purpose
related to the national memorial and museum.

Approved June 21, 2018.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-399, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-304 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 163 (2017):
Nov. 7, considered and passed House.
Vol. 164 (2018):
June 6, considered and passed