[115th Congress Public Law 170]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 115-170
To authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display
to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the
Pacific Theater of World War II, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: May 7,
2018 – [H.R. 4300]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Admiral Lloyd R.
`Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment
Act. Hawaii. 54 USC 320301 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Admiral Lloyd R. `Joe’ Vasey Pacific
War Commemorative Display Establishment Act”.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) Association.–The term “Association” means Pacific
Historic Parks, a corporation that is–
(A) a cooperating association with the National Park
(B) organized under the laws of the State of Hawaii;
(C) described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under
section 501(a) of that Code.
(2) Director.–The term “Director” means the Director of
the National Park Service.
(3) Commemorative display.–The term “commemorative
display” means the Pacific Theater of World War II
Commemorative Display authorized to be established under section
SEC. 3. PURPOSES.
The purposes of this Act are to–
(1) honor the brave members of the United States Armed
Forces who fought on behalf of the United States of America in
the Pacific Theater during World War II;
(2) provide a place to mourn the more than 150,000 American
and allied lives lost in the Pacific Theater during World War
(3) educate the public about United States battles in the
Pacific Theater and its role in World War II.
SEC. 4. PACIFIC THEATER COMMEMORATIVE DISPLAY.
(a) Authorization To Establish Commemorative Display.–The
Association may establish and maintain a commemorative display to honor
the members of the United States Armed Forces and Allies who served in
the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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(b) Use of Federal Funds Prohibited.–Federal funds may not be used
to design, procure, prepare, install, or maintain the commemorative
display, but the Director may accept and expend contributions of non-
Federal funds and resources for such purposes.
(c) Location of Commemorative Display.–
(1) In general.–The Director may allow the commemorative
display to be established at a suitable location at the Pearl
Harbor site of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National
Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii.
(2) <<NOTE: Determination.>> Condition.–The commemorative
display may not be established at any location under the
jurisdiction of the Director until the Director determines that
an assured source of non-Federal funding has been established
for the design, procurement, installation, and maintenance of
the commemorative display.
(d) Design of the Commemorative Display.–The final design of the
commemorative display shall be subject to the approval of the Director.
Approved May 7, 2018.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–H.R. 4300 (S. 2213):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-450 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: Nos. 115-216 and 115-215, accompanying S. 2213, (both
from Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 163 (2017):
Dec. 7, considered and passed House.
Vol. 164 (2018):
Apr. 23, considered and passed