H.R. 5335 (110th): Trail of Tears Documentation Act

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Oct 02, 2008 (Referred to Senate Committee).

Status & Summary | PDF | Source: GPO

HR 5335 RFS

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5335

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 23 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

Received

October 2 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


AN ACT

To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the inclusion of new trail segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Trail of Tears Documentation Act’.

SEC. 2. ADDITIONS TO TRAIL OF TEARS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL.

    Section 5(a)(16) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)(16)) is amended as follows:

      (1) By amending subparagraph (C) to read as follows:

        ‘(C) In addition to the areas otherwise designated under this paragraph, the following routes and land components by which the Cherokee Nation was removed to Oklahoma are components of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, as generally described in the environmentally preferred alternative of the November 2007 Feasibility Study Amendment and Environmental Assessment for Trail of Tears National Historic Trail:

          ‘(i) The Benge and Bell routes.

          ‘(ii) The land components of the designated water routes in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

          ‘(iii) The routes from the collection forts in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee to the emigration depots.

          ‘(iv) The related campgrounds located along the routes and land components described in clauses (i) through (iii).’.

      (2) In subparagraph (D)--

        (A) by striking the first sentence; and

        (B) by adding at the end the following: ‘No lands or interests in lands outside the exterior boundaries of any federally administered area may be acquired by the Federal Government for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail except with the consent of the owner thereof.’.

Passed the House of Representatives September 22, 2008.

Attest:

LORRAINE C. MILLER,

Clerk.