H. R. 161
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 4, 2007
Mr. Inslee (for himself, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Honda, Mr. Simpson, Mr. McDermott, and Ms. Matsui) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Bainbridge Island Japanese American
Monument Act of 2007.
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
Let it not happen again) memorial. That memorial—
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 9066: and
consists of approximately 8 acres of land
owned by the City of Bainbridge Island, Washington, as depicted on the map
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial, numbered
194/80,003, and dated September, 2006.
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.
Administration of Monument
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—
Presidential Proclamation 7395 of January 17, 2001;
regulations generally applicable to units of the National Park System,
including the Act of August 25, 1916 (popularly known as the
Park Service Organic Act,; 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq); and
any agreements entered into pursuant to subsection (b).
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—
the City of Bainbridge Island;
the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreational District;
the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Memorial Committee;
the Bainbridge Island Historical Society;
successor entities to the entities named in subparagraphs (A) through (D); and
other appropriate individuals or entities, at the discretion of the Secretary.
In order to implement an agreement provided for in paragraph (1), the Secretary may—
make grants to the City of Bainbridge Island for development of an administrative and interpretive facility for the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial;
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
Park System General Authorities Act), for the purpose of providing
assistance with operation and maintenance of the memorial;
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
make grants or enter into cooperative agreements with non-Federal entities to support development of interpretive media for the memorial.
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.
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.