H. R. 1521
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 13, 2011
Mr. Lewis of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
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.
This Act may be cited as the
West Hunter Street Baptist Church
Special resource 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.
In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—
evaluate the national significance of the site;
determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the area as a unit of the National Park System;
consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the site by Federal, State, or local governmental entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;
consult with interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations or any other interested individuals; and
identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.
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
National Park Service General Authorities Act).
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.