H.R. 4003 (111th): Hudson River Valley Special Resource Study Act

Nov 03, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House)
Maurice Hinchey
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district
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Mar 22, 2010
4 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 19, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Nov 03, 2009
Referred to Committee Nov 03, 2009
Reported by Committee Feb 24, 2010
Passed House Mar 19, 2010
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate resources in the Hudson River Valley in the State of New York to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the site as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Mar 19, 2010 1:57 p.m.
Passed 293/115

5 cosponsors (5D) (show)

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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3/19/2010--Passed House amended.
Hudson River Valley Special Resource Study Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to complete a special resource study of the Hudson River Valley in the state of New York to evaluate:
(1) the national significance of the part of the Hudson River that flows from Rodgers Island at Fort Edward to the southern-most boundary of Westchester County, New York, including any relevant sites and landscapes within counties in New York that abut that part of the River (the study area); and
(2) the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System (NPS).
Instructs the Secretary, in conducting the study, to:
(1) determine the effect of designation of the study area as a unit of the System on specified existing commercial and recreational activities and the effect on the authority of state and local governments to manage these activities;
(2) identify any authorities that will compel or permit the Secretary to influence local land use decisions or place restrictions on non-federal land if the study area is designated as a System unit; and
(3) closely examine park unit models that encompass large areas of non-federal lands within their designated boundaries, foster public and private collaborative arrangements for achieving NPS objectives, and protect and respect private landowners' rights.
Requires the Secretary to submit a report to Congress on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of such study.

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