[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 118, 108th Congress, 2nd Session]
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118 STAT. 2325

Public Law 108-413
108th Congress

An Act


 
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the
University of New Mexico, to construct and occupy a portion of the
Hibben Center for Archaeological Research at the University of New
Mexico, and for other purposes. NOTE: Oct. 30, 2004 -  [S. 643]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, NOTE: Hibben Center
Act.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. NOTE: 16 USC 410ii note.

This Act may be cited as the ``Hibben Center Act''.

SEC. 2. LEASE AGREEMENT.

(a) Authorization.--The Secretary of the Interior may enter into an
agreement with the University of New Mexico to lease space in the Hibben
Center for Archaeological Research at the University of New Mexico for
research on, and curation of, the archaeological research collections of
the National Park Service relating to the Chaco Culture National
Historical Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument.
(b) Term; Rent.--The lease shall provide for a term not exceeding 40
years and a nominal annual lease payment.
(c) Improvements.--The lease shall permit the Secretary to make
improvements and install furnishings and fixtures related to the use and
curation of the collections.

SEC. 3. GRANT.

Upon execution of the lease, the Secretary may contribute to the
University of New Mexico:
(1) up to 37 percent of the cost of construction of the
Hibben Center, not to exceed $1,750,000; and
(2) the cost of improvements, not to exceed $2,488,000.

SEC. 4. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT. NOTE: 16 USC 410ii note.

The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the
University of New Mexico, Federal agencies, and Indian tribes for the
curation of and conduct of research on artifacts, and to encourage
collaborative management of the Chacoan archaeological artifacts
associated with northwestern New Mexico.

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SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums
as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.

Approved October 30, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 643 (H.R. 3258):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 108-743 accompanying H.R. 3258 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-94 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 149 (2003):
July 17, considered and passed
Senate.
Vol. 150 (2004):
Sept. 28, considered and passed
House, amended.
Oct. 10, Senate concurred in House
amendment.