S. 305: Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jun 27, 2013 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 111

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 305

[Report No. 113–57]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 13, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Wicker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

June 27, 2013

Reported by , with amendments

Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act .

2.

Vicksburg National Military Park

(a)

Acquisition of land

(1)

In general

The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the Secretary) may acquire the land or any interests in land within the area identified as Modified Core Battlefield for 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 2010 306/100986A (4 sheets), and dated July 2012.

(2)

Methods of acquisition

Land may be acquired under paragraph (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.

(b)

Availability of map

The map described in subsection (a)(1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(c)

Boundary adjustment

On the acquisition of land by the Secretary under this Act—

(1)

the acquired land shall be added to Vicksburg National Military Park;

(2)

the boundary of the Vicksburg National Military Park shall be adjusted to reflect the acquisition of the land; and

(3)

the acquired land shall be administered as part of the Vicksburg National Military Park in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations).

(d)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act .

(d)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the acquisition and development of land under this Act $18,500,000.

3.

Offset

Section 7302(f) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 ( 16 U.S.C. 469n(f) ) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ‘‘, except that the amount authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section that is not appropriated as of the date of enactment of the Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act shall be reduced by $18,500,000’’.

June 27, 2013

Reported with amendments