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H.R. 1694 (111th): Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 2, 2010 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 302

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1694

[Report No. 111–152]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 22, 2009

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

March 2, 2010

Reported by , with amendments

Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic

AN ACT

To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program.

1.

Revolutionary War and War of 1812 American battlefield protection

Section 7301(c) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11) is amended as follows:

(1)

In paragraph (1)(A), by inserting after means the following: collectively, both the document entitled Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States, prepared by the National Park Service, and dated September 2007, and.

(1)

In paragraph (1)—

(A)

by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

(A)

Battlefield report

The term “battlefield report” means, collectively—

(i)

the report entitled ‘Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields’, prepared by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, and dated July 1993; and

(ii)

the report entitled ‘Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States’, prepared by the National Park Service, and dated September 2007.

; and

(B)

in subpagraph (C)(ii), by striking Battlefield Report and inserting battlefield report.

(2)

In paragraph (2), by inserting eligible sites or after “acquiring”.

(3)

In paragraph (3), by inserting an eligible site or after “acquire”.

(4)

In paragraph (4), by inserting an eligible site or after “acquiring”.

(5)

In paragraph (5), by striking “An” and inserting “An eligible site or an”.

(6)

By redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8).

(7)

By inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs:

(6)

Willing Sellers

Acquisition of land or interests in land under this subsection shall be from willing sellers only.

(7)

Report

Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the activities carried out under this subsection, including a description of—

(A)

preservation activities carried out at the battlefields and associated sites identified in the battlefield report during the period between publication of the battlefield report and the report required under this paragraph;

(B)

changes in the condition of the battlefields and associated sites during that period; and

(C)

any other relevant developments relating to the battlefields and associated sites during that period.

.

(8)

By striking paragraph (8) (as redesignated by paragraph (6)) and inserting the following:

(8)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to provide grants under this subsection for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2019—

(A)

$10,000,000 for the protection of Civil War battlefields; and

(B)

$10,000,000 for the protection of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields.

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March 2, 2010

Reported with amendments