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S. 1946 (107th): Old Spanish Trail Recognition Act of 2002

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8/1/2002--Passed Senate amended. Old Spanish Trail Recognition Act of 2002 - Amends the National Trails System Act to designate the Old Spanish National Historic Trail extending from Sante Fe, New Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, including the Armijo Route, Northern Route, North Branch, and Mojave Road (a major trade route between 1829 and 1848) as a National Historic Trail to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior.Prohibits the United States from acquiring for the Trail any land or interest in land outside the exterior boundary of a federally-managed area without the owner's consent.Allows the Secretary to designate additional routes to the Trail if they were: (1) included in the Old Spanish Trail National Historic Trail Feasibility Study but not recommended for designation as a national historic trail; and (2) used for trade and commerce between 1829 and 1848.