H.R. 6145 (112th): New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Resources Assistance Act

Jul 18, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Barney Frank
Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district
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Jul 18, 2012
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This bill was introduced on July 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 18, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 18, 2012
Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide preservation and interpretation assistance for resources associated with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Resources Assistance Act- Amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to:
(1) authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in the interpretation and preservation of the Lewis Temple House, the Nathan and Polly Johnson House, and the Baker-Robinson Whale Oil Refinery associated with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts; and
(2) require each dollar of federal funds used for funding cooperative agreements for the preservation of such park to be matched dollar for dollar with funds contributed by non-federal sources.
Repeals provisions prohibiting more than specified amounts from being:
(1) appropriated for construction, restoration, and rehabilitation of visitor and interpretive facilities, and directional and visitor orientation signage; or
(2) used for interpretive and education programs for the National Historic Landmark Schooner Ernestina.

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