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Text of the Gettysburg National Military Park Expansion Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on November 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1897

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 17, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend Public Law 101–377 to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gettysburg National Military Park Expansion Act of 2011.

2.

Gettysburg National Military Park expansion

(a)

Gettysburg National Military Park boundary revision

Section 1 of Public Law 101–377 (16 U.S.C. 430g–4) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(d)

Additional land

In addition to the land described in subsections (a) and (b), the park shall include—

(1)

the property commonly known as the Gettysburg Train Station (including land located in close proximity to the Gettysburg Train Station) that is—

(A)

located in the Borough of Gettysburg; and

(B)

depicted on the map entitled Gettysburg National Military Park, Proposed Boundary, numbered 305/80,045, and dated September 2008; and

(2)

the property that is—

(A)

located adjacent to Plum Run in Cumberland Township; and

(B)

depicted on the map entitled Gettysburg National Military Park, Proposed Boundary Addition, numbered 305/80,046, and dated February 2009.

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(b)

Acquisition and disposal of land

Section 2(a) of Public Law 101–377 (16 U.S.C. 430g–5(a)) is amended—

(1)

by striking The Secretary and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

The Secretary

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Acquisition of publicly owned land

(A)

In general

Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary may acquire only by purchase from a willing seller publicly owned property that is located within the property described in section 1(d)(1) if the Secretary determines that efforts to acquire the property without cost have been exhausted.

(B)

Eminent domain

The Secretary may not acquire by eminent domain property that is located within the property described in section 1(d)(1).

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