Text of the Cesar Estrada Chavez Study Act

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 17, 2007 (Introduced).

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1st Session

S. 327


January 17, 2007

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


To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of sites associated with the life of César Estrada Chávez and the farm labor movement.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the César Estrada Chávez Study Act.


Resource study


In General

Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the Secretary) shall complete a resource study of sites in the State of Arizona, the State of California, and other States that are significant to the life of César E. Chávez and the farm labor movement in the western United States to determine—


appropriate methods for preserving and interpreting the sites; and


whether any of the sites meets the criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places or designation as a national historic landmark under—


the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.); or


the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.).



In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—


consider the criteria for the study of areas for potential inclusion in the National Park System under section 8(b)(2) of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–5(b)(2)); and


consult with—


the César E. Chávez Foundation;


the United Farm Workers Union; and


State and local historical associations and societies, including any State historic preservation offices in the State in which the site is located.



On completion of the study, 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 that describes—


the findings of the study; and


any recommendations of the Secretary.


Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.