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PUBLIC LAW 101-499—NOV. 2, 1990 104 STAT. 1209 Public Law 101-499 101st Congress An Act To authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the feasibility of establishing a unit of the National Park System to interpret and commemorate the origins, development, and progression of jazz in the United States, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SUITABILITY AND FEASIBILITY STUDY. (a) IN GENERAL.—In order to determine an appropriate means of preserving and interpreting the origins, development and progression of the music known as jazz, a music that has gained worldwide influence and respect and represents this Nation's unique contribution to the musical arts, the Secretary of the Interior Oiereinafter referred to as the "Secretary"), in consultation with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, shall conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of preserving and interpreting the origins of jazz in New Orleans, including establishing, or adding to, a unit of the National Park System, or providing technical and financial assistance. Such study shall recognize the origins of jazz in New Orleans, the city in which the cultural strains that became jazz were fused to form this unique American music, and the birthplace of such major jazz artists as Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, and Louis Armstrong. Qo) SITES OR STRUCTURES.— (1) The study shall include a determination as to which sites or structures in New Orleans associated with the origin and early history of jazz exhibit the necessary historical and physical integrity to make them suitable and feasible for administration, protection, and preservation by the National Park System for the use and benefit of the public. Prior to making any such determination, the Secretary shall consult with and carefully consider the views of affected local citizens and neighborhood groups. (2) With respect to any such site or structure determined to be suitable and feasible, the study shall include an analysis of potential management alternatives that involve the participation of public and private entities in the preservation of jazz as an American art form, including interpretive performances pursuant to cooperative agreements with the Secretary. (3) In the event appropriate sites or structures cannot be identified, the study shall also consider and make recommendations concerning sites which would serve as an appropriate location to commemorate the origins and early history of jazz in New Orleans. (c) ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. — The study shall also include recommendations for— (1) public outreach programs; (2) the establishment of a jazz education center; (3) the appropriate Federal role, including through cooperative agreements, in supporting second line bands and in preserv- Nov. 2, 1990 [S. 2846] Louisiana. Historic preservation. Jelly Roll Morton. Sidney Bechet. Louis Armstro ng.