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Text of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Extension Act of 2006

This bill was introduced on March 30, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 30, 2006 (Introduced).

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109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5053

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 2006

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources

A BILL

To amend the National Trails System Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail to include additional sites associated with the preparation or return phase of the expedition, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Extension Act of 2006.

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Extension of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Section 5(a)(6) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)(6)) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence, by striking The and inserting (A) The; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(B)

In addition to the route designated in subparagraph (A), the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail shall be extended to include the route followed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, whether independently or together, in the preparation phase of the expedition starting at Monticello, located near Charlottesville, Virginia, and traveling to Wood River, Illinois, and in the return phase of the expedition from Saint Louis, Missouri, to Washington, DC. The extended route shall include designated Lewis and Clark sites in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Illinois. The Secretary shall complete a suitability and feasibility study to include the extended route within one year from the date funds are first made available for that purpose.

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