H.R. 1665 (106th): To allow the National Park Service to acquire certain land for addition to the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia, as previously authorized by law, by purchase or exchange as well as by donation.

May 04, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Signed by the President on Dec 09, 1999
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 106-150.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 9, 1999.

May 04, 1999
Reported by Committee
Sep 22, 1999
Passed House
Oct 12, 1999
Passed Senate
Nov 19, 1999
Signed by the President
Dec 09, 1999
Herbert Bateman
Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Nov 30, 1999
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 955 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 16, 1999


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12 cosponsors (9D, 3R) (show)

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Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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10/12/1999--Passed House amended.
Amends Federal law to remove the condition under which certain lands (on which occurred, during the Battle of the Wilderness, Longstreet's Flank Attack) could be added to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park (Wilderness Battlefield), Virginia only by donation to the Secretary of the Interior (thus allowing the Secretary to acquire it by purchase or exchange).
Requires one specified portion of land, however, to be acquired by donation only, and three other specified parcels to be acquired not only by donation but by purchase from willing sellers, or exchange.

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