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Text of the Wolf House Study Act of 2005

This bill was introduced on February 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 17, 2005 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 434

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 17, 2005

(for herself and Mr. Pryor) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the Wolf House, located in Norfolk, Arkansas, as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wolf House Study Act of 2005.

2.

Finding

Congress finds that the Wolf House, located in Norfolk, Arkansas, is the oldest 2-story log structure and the oldest territorial courthouse west of the Mississippi River.

3.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

House

The term Wolf House means the structure known by that name located on Highway 5 in Norfolk, Arkansas.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service.

4.

Wolf House study

(a)

In general

The Secretary, in consultation with the State of Arkansas, shall—

(1)

carry out a study on the suitability and feasibility of designating the Wolf House as a unit of the National Park System; and

(2)

consider management alternatives for the Wolf House.

(b)

Applicable law

Except as provided by subsection (c), section 8(c) of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–5(c)) shall apply to the conduct and completion of the study required by subsection (a).

(c)

Report

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report describing the results of the study.