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H.R. 410 (111th): Kalaupapa Memorial Act of 2009

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 9, 2009 (Introduced).


I

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 410

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 9, 2009

(for herself and Mr. Abercrombie) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide for the establishment of a memorial within Kalaupapa National Historical Park located on the island of Molokai, in the State of Hawaii, to honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who were forcibly relocated to the Kalaupapa Peninsula from 1866 to 1969, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Kalaupapa Memorial Act of 2009.

2.

Establishment of memorial within Kalaupapa National Historical Park

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Interior shall authorize Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, a non-profit organization consisting of patient residents at Kalaupapa National Historical Park, and their family members and friends, to establish a memorial at a suitable location or locations approved by the Secretary at Kalawao or Kalaupapa within the boundaries of Kalaupapa National Historical Park located on the island of Molokai, in the State of Hawaii, to honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who were forcibly relocated to Kalaupapa Peninsula from 1866 to 1969.

(b)

Design

(1)

In general

The memorial authorized by subsection (a) shall—

(A)

display in an appropriate manner the names of the first 5,000 individuals sent to the Kalaupapa Peninsula between 1866 and 1896, most of whom lived at Kalawao; and

(B)

display in an appropriate manner the names of the approximately 3,000 individuals who arrived at Kalaupapa in the second part of its history, when most of the community was concentrated on the Kalaupapa side of the peninsula.

(2)

Approval

The location, size, design, and inscriptions of the memorial authorized by subsection (a) shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.

(c)

Funding

Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, a nonprofit organization, shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for and payment of the expenses associated with the establishment of the memorial.