IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 3, 2009
Mr. Schumer introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
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.
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)(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
In paragraph (2),
eligible sites or after “acquiring”.
In paragraph (3), by inserting
eligible site or after “acquire”.
In paragraph (4), by inserting
eligible site or after “acquiring”.
In paragraph (5), by striking “An” and inserting “An eligible site or an”.
By redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8).
By inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs:
Acquisition of land or interests in land under this subsection shall be from willing sellers only.
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—
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;
changes in the condition of the battlefields and associated sites during that period; and
any other relevant developments relating to the battlefields and associated sites during that period.