IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 17, 2007
Mr. McCain (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.
This Act may be cited as the
Estrada Chávez Study Act.
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
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
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
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.