S. 618: Pacific Islands Parks Act of 2013

Mar 20, 2013
Referred to Committee
3% chance of being enacted
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Brian Schatz
Senior Senator from Hawaii
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Introduced Mar 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 20, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

18% chance of getting past committee.
3% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain special resource studies.


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Senate Energy and Natural Resources

National Parks

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Library of Congress Summary

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Pacific Islands Parks Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct special resource studies of the following sites: (1) the Ka`u Coast on the island of Hawaii; (2) the northern coast of Maui, Hawaii; (3) the southeastern coast of Kauai, Hawaii; (4) historic sites on the Midway Atoll; and (5) upon request of the governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the island of Rota in the Commonwealth.
Requires the Secretary, in conducting each such study, to: (1) evaluate the national significance of the site and the area surrounding it, (2) determine the feasibility of designating such site as a unit of the National Park System, and (3) consider other alternatives for the preservation and interpretation of the site.
Requires the Secretary to update the study authorized under the National Park Service Studies Act of 1999 relating to World War II sites in the Republic of Palau. Instructs the Secretary to: (1) determine whether conditions have changed to justify designating such sites as a System unit, and (2) consider other alternatives for the preservation and interpretation of those sites.

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