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114th Congress    }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                       {     114-105

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           JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2015

                                _______
                                

  May 8, 2015.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1473]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 1473) to amend the John F. Kennedy 
Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy 
Center for the Performing Arts, having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that 
the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Legislative History and Consideration............................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     2
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     2
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     5
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     5
Preemption Clarification.........................................     5
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     5
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     5
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     5
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

                         Purpose of Legislation

    H.R. 1473, the John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act 
of 2015, amends the John F. Kennedy Center Act to re-authorize 
appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (``Center'') was 
originally established in 1958 as the National Cultural Center 
and was designated as a memorial for President John F. Kennedy 
in 1964. The Center operates primarily on privately raised 
funds with only the operations, maintenance and capital repairs 
of its facility funded through federal appropriations.
    The Center is one of the nation's busiest performing arts 
facilities and includes eight stages that attract audiences and 
visitors totaling three million annually. The Center presents 
performances of music, dance, and theater; supports artists in 
the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in 
arts and arts management education. Through education and other 
arts programs and activities, the Center reaches all 50 states, 
the District of Columbia and internationally.

                                Hearings

    No hearings were held on H.R. 1473.

                 Legislative History and Consideration

    On March 19, 2015, Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA), 
along with Representative Andre Carson (D-IN), introduced H.R. 
1473, a bill to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to 
authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts.
    On April 15, 2015, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session. The Committee ordered the 
bill reported favorably to the House by voice vote with a 
quorum present.

                            Committee Votes

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against. There were no record votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 1473.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 1473 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 21, 2015.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 1473, the John F. 
Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2015.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Christina 
Hawley Anthony.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 1473--John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2015

    Summary: H.R. 1473 would amend the John F. Kennedy Center 
Act by authorizing appropriations for maintenance, repair, and 
security of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 
as well as for capital projects for the center. Those 
activities were previously authorized through fiscal year 2014, 
and the Congress appropriated a total of $33 million in 2015 
for those activities.
    The bill would authorize additional appropriations totaling 
about $190 million for fiscal years 2016 through 2020 
(reflecting amounts rising from $37 million in 2016 to $40 
million in 2020). Assuming appropriation of those amounts, CBO 
estimates that implementing H.R. 1473 would cost $170 million 
over the 2016-2020 period.
    Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    H.R. 1473 would not impose intergovernmental or private-
sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 
(UMRA).
    Estimated cost to the Federal Government: The estimated 
budgetary effects of H.R. 1473 are shown in the following 
table. The costs of this legislation fall within budget 
function 500 (education, employment, training, and social 
services).

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                                                            By fiscal year, in millions of dollars--
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                                                   2016       2017       2018       2019       2020    2016-2020
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                                  CHANGES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION
 
John F. Kennedy Center Maintenance, Repair,
 and Security:
    Authorization Level.......................         22         24         25         25         26        122
    Estimated Outlays.........................         19         24         25         25         26        118
John F. Kennedy Center Capital Projects:
    Authorization Level.......................         15         13         13         14         14         69
    Estimated Outlays.........................          5          9         11         13         14         52
    Total Changes:
        Authorization Level...................         37         37         38         39         40        191
        Estimated Outlays.....................         24         33         36         38         40        170
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Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.

    Basis of estimate: H.R. 1473 would reauthorize funding for 
the maintenance, repair, and security of the John F. Kennedy 
Center for the Performing Arts, as well as for capital projects 
for the Center. Funding for such activities totaled $33 million 
for fiscal year 2015.
    For this estimate, CBO assumes that H.R. 1473 will be 
enacted by October 1, 2015, and that the specified amounts will 
be appropriated for each year. The estimated outlays reflect 
historical spending patterns for the affected programs.
    Pay-As-You-Go considerations: None.
    Intergovernmental and private-sector impact: H.R. 1473 
contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as 
defined in UMRA and would not affect the budgets of state, 
local, or tribal governments.
    Estimate prepared by: Federal costs: Christina Hawley 
Anthony; Impact on state, local, and tribal governments: Jon 
Sperl; Impact on the private sector: Amy Petz.
    Estimate approved by: H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to amend 
the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for 
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

                          Advisory of Earmarks

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                    Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to section 3(g) of H. Res. 5, 114th Cong. (2015), 
the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 1473 establishes 
or reauthorizes a program of the federal government known to be 
duplicative of another federal program, a program that was 
included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-
139, or a program related to a program identified in the most 
recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

                  Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings

    Pursuant to section 3(i) of H. Res. 5, 114th Cong. (2015), 
the Committee finds that enacting H.R. 1473 does not direct the 
completion of a specific rule making within the meaning of 
section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

                       Federal Mandate Statement

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        Preemption Clarification

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 1473 does not 
preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation.

                  Applicability of Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 
104-1).

               Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation


Section 1. Short title

    Section 1 states that this Act may be cited as the ``John 
F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2015.''

Section 2. Authorization of appropriations

    Section 2 authorizes funding for maintenance, repair, and 
security and for capital projects through fiscal year 2020.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER ACT

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SEC. 13. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

  [(a) Maintenance, Repair, and Security.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to the Board to carry out section 4(a)(1)(H) 
$22,379,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
  [(b) Capital Projects.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Board to carry out subparagraphs (F) and 
(G) of section 4(a)(1) $13,588,000 for each of fiscal years 
2013 and 2014.]
  (a) Maintenance, Repair, and Security.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to the Board to carry out section 
4(a)(1)(H)--
          (1) $22,000,000 for fiscal year 2016;
          (2) $24,000,000 for fiscal year 2017;
          (3) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2018;
          (4) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2019; and
          (5) $26,000,000 for fiscal year 2020.
  (b) Capital Projects.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
to the Board to carry out subparagraphs (F) and (G) of section 
4(a)(1)--
          (1) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 2016;
          (2) $13,000,000 for fiscal year 2017;
          (3) $13,000,000 for fiscal year 2018;
          (4) $14,000,000 for fiscal year 2019; and
          (5) $14,000,000 for fiscal year 2020.
  (c) John F. Kennedy Center Plaza.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for capital 
costs incurred in the planning, design, engineering, and 
construction of the project authorized by section 12 (including 
roadway improvements related to the North and South 
Interchanges and construction of the John F. Kennedy Center 
Plaza, but not including construction of any buildings on the 
plaza) a total of $400,000,000 for fiscal years 2003 through 
2010. Such sums shall remain available until expended.
  (d) Photovoltaic System.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Board such sums as are necessary to carry 
out section 7, to remain available until expended.
  (e) Limitation on Use of Funds.--No funds appropriated 
pursuant to this section may be used for any direct expense 
incurred in the production of a performing arts attraction, for 
personnel who are involved in performing arts administration 
(including any supply or equipment used by the personnel), or 
for production, staging, public relations, marketing, 
fundraising, ticket sales, or education. Funds appropriated 
directly to the Board shall not affect nor diminish other 
Federal funds sought for any performing arts function and may 
be used to reimburse the Board for that portion of costs that 
are Federal costs reasonably allocated to building services and 
theater maintenance and repair.

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