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H.R. 1621 (114th): To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 25, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1621

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 25, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Scott of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes.

1.

Petersburg national battlefield boundary modification

(a)

In general

The boundary of the Petersburg National Battlefield is modified to include the land and interests in land as generally depicted on the map titled Petersburg National Battlefield Boundary Expansion, numbered 325/80,080, and dated March 2015. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(b)

Acquisition of properties

(1)

Authority

The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the Secretary) is authorized to acquire the land and interests in land, described in subsection (a), from willing sellers only, by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer.

(2)

Technical amendment

Section 313(a) of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 is amended by striking twenty-one and inserting twenty-five.

(c)

Administration

The Secretary shall administer any land or interests in land acquired under subsection (b) as part of the Petersburg National Battlefield in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

(d)

Administrative jurisdiction transfer

(1)

In general

There is transferred—

(A)

from the Secretary to the Secretary of the Army administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 1.170-acre parcel of land depicted as Area to be transferred to Fort Lee Military Reservation on the map described in paragraph (2); and

(B)

from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 1.171-acre parcel of land depicted as Area to be transferred to Petersburg National Battlefield on the map described in paragraph (2).

(2)

Map

The land to be exchanged is depicted on the map titled Petersburg National Battlefield Proposed Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction, numbered 325/80,801A, dated May 2011. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(3)

Conditions of transfer

The transfer of administrative jurisdiction under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the following conditions:

(A)

No reimbursement or consideration

The transfer shall occur without reimbursement or consideration.

(B)

Management

The land transferred to the Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be included within the boundary of the Petersburg National Battlefield and administered as part of that park in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.