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H.R. 2059 (108th): Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 4, 2004 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Eighth Congress

of the

United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twentieth day of January, two thousand and four

An Act

To designate Fort Bayard Historic District in the State of New Mexico as a National Historic Landmark, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


    (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the ‘Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark Act’.

    (b) DESIGNATION- The Fort Bayard Historic District in Grant County, New Mexico, as listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is hereby designated as the Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark.

    (c) ADMINISTRATION- Nothing in this section shall affect the administration of the Fort Bayard Historic District by the State of New Mexico.

    (d) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- The Secretary, in consultation with the State of New Mexico, Grant County, New Mexico, and affected subdivisions of Grant County, may enter into cooperative agreements with appropriate public or private entities, for the purposes of protecting historic resources at Fort Bayard and providing educational and interpretive facilities and programs for the public. The Secretary shall not enter into any agreement or provide assistance to any activity affecting Fort Bayard State Hospital without the concurrence of the State of New Mexico.

    (e) TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE- The Secretary may provide technical and financial assistance with any entity with which the Secretary has entered into a cooperative agreement under subsection (d).

    (f) NO EFFECT ON ACTIONS OF PROPERTY OWNERS- Designation of the Fort Bayard Historic District as a National Historic Landmark shall not prohibit any actions which may otherwise be taken by any property owners, including the owners of the Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, with respect to their property.


    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.