IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 13, 2013
Mr. Cochran(for himself andMr. Wicker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources
To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park.
This Act may be cited as
Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and
Raymond Battlefields Addition Act
Vicksburg National Military Park
Acquisition of land
TheSecretary of the Interior(referred to in this Act as
Secretary) may acquire the land or any interests in land
within the area identified as
Modified Core Battlefieldfor the
Port Gibson Unit, the Champion Hill Unit, and the Raymond Unit as generally
depicted on the map entitled
Vicksburg National Military Park—Proposed
Battlefield Additions, numbered 306/100986, and dated October
Methods of acquisition
Land may be acquired underparagraph (1)by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that land owned by the State of Mississippi or any political subdivisions of the State may be acquired only by donation.
Availability of map
The map described insubsection (a)(1)shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of theNational Park Service.
On the acquisition of land by theSecretaryunder this Act—
the acquired land shall be added to Vicksburg National Military Park;
the boundary of the Vicksburg National Military Park shall be adjusted to reflect the acquisition of the land; and
the acquired land shall be administered as part of the Vicksburg National Military Park in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations).
Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriatedsuch sums as are necessary to carry outthis Act .