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Text of the Minidoka National Historic Site Act

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 6, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2007 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 161

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To adjust the boundary of the Minidoka Internment National Monument to include the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial in Bainbridge Island, Washington, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Monument Act of 2007.

2.

Boundary adjustment

(a)

In general

The boundary of the Minidoka Internment National Monument, located in the State of Idaho and established by Presidential Proclamation 7395 of January 17, 2001, is adjusted to include the Nidoto Nai Yoni (Let it not happen again) memorial. That memorial—

(1)

commemorates the Japanese Americans of Bainbridge Island, Washington, who were the first to be forcibly removed from their homes and relocated to internment camps during World War II under Executive Order No. 9066; and

(2)

consists of approximately 8 acres of land owned by the City of Bainbridge Island, Washington, as depicted on the map titled Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial, numbered 194/80,003, and dated September, 2006.

(b)

Map

The map referred to in subsection (a) shall be kept on file and made available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Parks Service.

3.

Administration of Monument

(a)

Administration

The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter in this section referred to as the Secretary) shall administer the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial as part of Minidoka Internment National Monument in accordance with—

(1)

Presidential Proclamation 7395 of January 17, 2001;

(2)

laws and regulations generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including the Act of August 25, 1916 (popularly known as the National Park Service Organic Act,; 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq); and

(3)

any agreements entered into pursuant to subsection (b).

(b)

Agreements

(1)

For the purposes of defining the role of the National Park Service in administering the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial owned by the City of Bainbridge Island, the Secretary is authorized to enter into agreements with—

(A)

the City of Bainbridge Island;

(B)

the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreational District;

(C)

the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Memorial Committee;

(D)

the Bainbridge Island Historical Society;

(E)

successor entities to the entities named in subparagraphs (A) through (D); and

(F)

other appropriate individuals or entities, at the discretion of the Secretary.

(2)

In order to implement an agreement provided for in paragraph (1), the Secretary may—

(A)

make grants to the City of Bainbridge Island for development of an administrative and interpretive facility for the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial;

(B)

enter into a cooperative management agreement with the City of Bainbridge Island, pursuant to section 3(l) of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–2(l); popularly known as the National Park System General Authorities Act), for the purpose of providing assistance with operation and maintenance of the memorial;

(C)

make grants to other non-Federal entities for other infrastructure projects at the memorial, subject to a match of non-Federal funding equal to the amount of a grant made pursuant to this paragraph; and

(D)

make grants or enter into cooperative agreements with non-Federal entities to support development of interpretive media for the memorial.

(c)

Administrative and visitor use site

The Secretary is authorized to operate and maintain a site in Seattle, Washington, for administrative and visitor use purposes associated with Minidoka Internment National Monument, using to the greatest extent practicable the facilities and other services of the Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

(d)

Coordination of interpretive and educational materials and programs

The Secretary shall coordinate the development of interpretive and educational materials and programs for the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial and the Minidoka Internment National Monument site in the State of Idaho with the Manzanar National Historic Site in the State of California.

Passed the House of Representatives February 6, 2007.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.