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S. 1930 (114th): Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 4, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1930

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 4, 2015

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

A BILL

To adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015.

2.

Findings

Congress finds that—

(1)

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was authorized as a unit of the National Park System on June 26, 1935, prior to which year, parts of the Park had been acquired and protected by Civil War veterans and the War Department;

(2)

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park protects Kennesaw Mountain and Kolb’s Farm, which are battle sites along the route of General Sherman’s 1864 campaign to take Atlanta;

(3)

most of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park protects Confederate positions and strategy;

(4)

the Wallis House is one of the few original structures remaining from the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain associated with Union positions and strategy; and

(5)

the Wallis House is strategically located next to a Union signal station at Harriston Hill.

3.

Boundary adjustment; land acquisition; administration

(a)

Boundary adjustment

(1)

In general

The boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is modified to include the approximately 8 acres identified as Wallis House and Harriston Hill and generally depicted on the map entitled Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Proposed Boundary Adjustment, numbered 325/80,020, and dated February 2010.

(2)

Availability of map

The map referred to in paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(b)

Land acquisition

The Secretary of the Interior may acquire, from willing owners only, land or interests in land described in subsection (a) by donation or exchange.

(c)

Administration

The Secretary of the Interior shall administer land and interests in land acquired under this section as part of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in accordance with applicable law (including regulations).