header image

Federal Film Preservation Programs THIS CLOSE to Reathorization! (Home Movie Day News)

Federal Film Preservation Programs THIS CLOSE to Reathorization!

Legislation to preserve and restore American’s rich heritage in film and sound will be presented to the President to be signed into law after the Senate completed action on the legislation Tuesday night. Championed by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the bill would renew and expand original legislation enacted in 1996 to preserve some of the nation’s most valuable treasures—which include home movies.

Sen. Leahy’s press release is here, and the full text of the (surprisingly readable) bill in PDF form is available from the GPO, too.

So, big thanks to Sen. Leahy for shepherding this through the House! The bill makes provisions for funding the National Film Preservation Foundation through 2016—for those of you counting at home, that’s two presidential terms from now. Here’s hoping for a speedy signature from the guy in the Oval Office…