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This bill passed in the House on June 17, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
37% chance of being enacted.
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The bill was referred to House Natural Resources. ▲
This bill was reported by committee as H.R. 1022 (112th) in the previous session of Congress. ▲
The bill was introduced in the first year of the Congress. ▼
The sponsor is a member of the minority party. ▼
3-5 cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. ▼
This bill was a re-introduction of S. 544 (112th) from the previous session of Congress. (on companion bill S. 225) ▼
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Last updated Jun 18, 2013.
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To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes.
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H.R. 520--113th Congress: Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 11, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr520
“H.R. 520--113th Congress: Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. March 11, 2014 <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr520>
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr520.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Buffalo Soldiers, the all African-American cavalrymen of the U.S. Army, rode from the San Francisco Presidio to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, serving as the protectors of several of the country's first national parks. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young, the first African-American superintendent of Yosemite National Park, these de facto rangers built trails, preserved the giant sequoias, and protected the wildlife of Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.
H.R. 520 directs the Secretary of the Interior to research the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in protecting these nascent parks and to examine, among other things, the possible creation of a national historic trail along the route used by these soldiers.
An identical bill (H.R. 1022) passed the House in the 112th Congress on January 25, 2012 by a recorded vote of 338-70 (Roll no. 10).
H.R. 520 directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the roles of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks. The study shall include:
The study is to be completed and reported to Congress within three years after funds are made available for the study.
CBO estimates that, “conducting the study would cost about $400,000 over the next three years. Enacting H.R. 520 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.”
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