H.R. 2896 (102nd): Minute Man National Historical Park Amendments of 1991

Jul 16, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 102-488.
Chester Atkins
Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Oct 24, 1992

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 24, 1992.

Introduced Jul 16, 1991
Referred to Committee Jul 16, 1991
Reported by Committee Oct 16, 1991
Passed House Oct 28, 1991
Passed Senate Oct 07, 1992
Signed by the President Oct 24, 1992
Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to revise the boundaries of the Minute Man National Historical Park in the State of Massachusetts, and for other purposes.


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House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

National Parks

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10/28/1991--Passed House amended.
Minute Man National Historical Park Amendments of 1991 - Revises the boundaries of the Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts. Authorizes the transfer of certain lands between the Secretaries of the Interior and Defense for inclusion in the Park. Permits the Secretary of the Interior to acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange lands or interests in lands within the revised boundaries of the Park, except that lands and interests within the 1991 additions that are:
(1) owned by the State or a political subdivision may be acquired only by donation; and
(2) used for noncommercial residential purposes as of July 1, 1991, may be acquired only with the owner's consent unless the property is being developed in a manner detrimental to the Park. Authorizes an owner of property acquired by the Secretary to retain a right of use and occupancy for up to 25 years from the date of acquisition or the death of the owner or the owner's spouse, whichever is later.
Requires the Secretary, in the case of individuals who sold residential property between 1966 and 1968 to the United States for the Park and continue to occupy such property pursuant to special use permits, to offer to extend such permits for a term ending on the death of the individual or the individual's spouse, whichever is later.
Conditions such extensions on the payment of an annual fee.
Authorizes appropriations.

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