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DOI - 13872 - National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNational Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential CommissionAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2003Committee Number13872
Original Establishment Date12/28/2001Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/2/2003Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*23
Current Charter Date7/15/2002Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Director, National Park Service
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date5/2/2003Designated Federal Officer First Name*Donald
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityPL 107-106, as amended by PL 108-7Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Murphy,
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*PL 107-106Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 208-4621
Effective Date Of Authority*12/28/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 273-0896
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*In accomplishing its duties, the Commission formed five working committees to take on specific tasks for Commission consideration, and an executive committee composed of the Commission Chairman and the chairman of each committee; conducted Town Hall Meetings in various regions of the country to solicit input from the public and to publicize the movement to develop the Museum; and worked with subject matter experts and consultants to conduct research and studies leading to preparation of its report.
How is membership balanced?*As directed by the enabling legislation, the Commission was composed of 23 members: (a) 7 voting members appointed by the President; (b) 6 voting members and 2 non-voting members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and 6 voting members and 2 non-voting members appointed by the Senate Majority Leader. The members were chosen from the following professional groups: (a) professional museum associations, including the Association of African American Museums and African American Museum Cultural Complex, Inc; and (b) academic institutions and groups committed to the research and study of African American life, art, history, and culture, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Commission met twice in FY 2003, and a total of four times during its term (July 16-17, 2002; September 24-25, 2002; December 3-4, 2002; and March 24-25, 2003). The meetings provided a public forum through which the Commission received and exchanged information with subject matter experts, members of professional organizations and consultants, and received citizens'comments during the development of the the Commission's findings and recommendations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Commission was established to advise the President and the Congress regarding the establishment and maintenance of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. On April 2, 2003, the Commission submitted its report containing recommendations with respect to a plan of action for the establishment and maintenance of the Museum; governance and site analyses; results of town hall meetings; a fundraising plan; and draft legislation to carry out the plan of action.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings were open.
Recommendation RemarksThe report of the Commission's findings and recommendations was submitted to the President and the Congress on April 2, 2003. In accordance with PL 107-106, the Commission terminated on May 2, 2003 (30 days after submission of the report).


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations of the Commission have been submitted for congressional decision/action.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAll recommendations of the Commission have been submitted for congressional decision/action.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*In accordance with Public Law 107-106: (1) the National Park Service provided administrative support and management oversight to the Commission; and (2) the Commission's report/recommendations have been submitted for consideration/action by the President and the Congress--Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives, the committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Commission's report was submitted on April 2, 2003; the Commission terminated May 2, 2003.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$100,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$1,290,880.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$30,745.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$4,203.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$35,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$1,460,828.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-017118National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission2002