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Text of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act

This bill was introduced on April 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1521

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act.

2.

Special resource study

(a)

Study

The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a special resource study of the historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church, located at 775 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia.

(b)

Contents

In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—

(1)

evaluate the national significance of the site;

(2)

determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the area as a unit of the National Park System;

(3)

consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the site by Federal, State, or local governmental entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;

(4)

consult with interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations or any other interested individuals; and

(5)

identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.

(c)

Applicable Law

The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–5; commonly known as the National Park Service General Authorities Act).

(d)

Report

Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report containing the results of the study and any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.