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115th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {      115-548

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              NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM EXHIBITS ACT

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February 8, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1417]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 1417) to amend the National Law Enforcement 
Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, possess, 
collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms, and for 
other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 1417 is to amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, 
possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display 
firearms.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    Congress passed the National Law Enforcement Museum Act 
(Public Law 106-492) in 2000 to establish the National Law 
Enforcement Museum (NLEM). The NLEM was created to honor and 
commemorate the service and sacrifice of law enforcement 
officers in the United States.
    The mission of the NLEM is to tell the story of American 
law enforcement by providing visitors a ``walk in the shoes'' 
of the law enforcement experience.\1\ The NLEM will showcase 
interactive exhibits designed to allow visitors to get a first-
hand experience of the life of law enforcement officers. In 
addition to the physical museum space, the NLEM will have 
educational programs and experiences to engage schoolchildren 
and the public.
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    \1\National Law Enforcement Museum website retrieved from http://
lawenforcementmuseum. org/.
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    The NLEM is located directly across from the National Law 
Enforcement Officers Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C. and 
is set to open in Fall 2018.
    H.R. 1417 amends the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to 
allow the NLEM to acquire, possess, collect, transship, import, 
and display firearms only for use in the NLEM.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 1417 was introduced on March 7, 2017, by Congressman 
Don Young (R-AK). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Federal Lands. On January 17, 2018, the Natural Resources 
Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee was 
discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments were offered, 
and the bill was ordered favorably reported to the House of 
Representatives by unanimous consent.

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

      Compliance With House Rule XIII and Congressional Budget Act

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act. 
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and (3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the following estimate for the 
bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, February 8, 2018.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 1417, the National 
Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Janani 
Shankaran.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 1417--National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act

    H.R. 1417 would allow the National Law Enforcement Museum 
(NLEM), which is privately operated on federal land in 
Washington, D.C., to acquire firearms of any type for display 
in museum exhibits. The bill also would exempt the NLEM from 
federal, state, and local firearms laws and regulations. CBO 
estimates that enacting H.R. 1417 would have no significant 
effect on the federal budget.
    Enacting H.R. 1417 would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1417 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    H.R. 1417 would impose an intergovernmental mandate as 
defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) by 
preempting state and local laws that would otherwise impede the 
ability of the National Law Enforcement Museum to acquire, 
possess, transport, import, and display firearms. Although the 
bill would limit the application of state and local laws, it 
would impose no duty on state, local, or tribal governments 
that would result in additional spending or a loss of revenues.
    The bill contains no private-sector mandates as defined in 
UMRA.
    The CBO staff contacts for this estimate are Janani 
Shankaran (for federal costs) and Andrew Laughlin (for 
mandates). The estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to amend the National Law Enforcement 
Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, possess, 
collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms.

                           Earmark Statement

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       Compliance With H. Res. 5

    Directed Rule Making. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                Preemption of State, Local or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

         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 (new matter is 
printed in italic):

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM ACT

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SEC. 5. AUTHORITY OF MUSEUM TO ACQUIRE, RECEIVE, POSSESS, COLLECT, 
                    SHIP, TRANSPORT, IMPORT, AND DISPLAY FIREARMS.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
Federal law, or any law or any rule or regulations of a State 
or any political subdivision thereof, the Museum may acquire, 
receive, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display 
firearms (as defined in section 921(a)(3) of title 18, United 
States Code, or section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986) in fulfilling the purposes of the Museum.
  (b) Definition of State.--In subsection (a), the term 
``State'' means the several States, the District of Columbia, 
Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, 
and the possessions of the United States.

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