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H.R. 2897: To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2018 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 542

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2897

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 17, 2018

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

July 30, 2018

Reported by , with an amendment and an amendment to the title

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

AN ACT

To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

1.

Authorizing cooperative management agreements between District of Columbia and National Park Service for operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia

(a)

Authorization

The Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service may enter into cooperative management agreements under section 101703 of title 54, United States Code, for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System located in the District of Columbia, including the design and construction of improvements to such units.

(b)

Terms and conditions

A cooperative management agreement entered into under this section may include such terms and conditions as may be agreed to by the Mayor and Director, including terms and conditions relating to—

(1)

the allocation of responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and management of a unit of the National Park System between the District of Columbia and the National Park Service; and

(2)

the payment of funds by the National Park Service and the District of Columbia in support of the agreement.

(c)

Relation to other laws

(1)

Treatment of District of Columbia as a State for purposes of cooperative management agreements under title 54

Section 101703 of title 54, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(d)

Definition of State

For the purposes of this section, the term State means each of the several States and the District of Columbia.

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(2)

Anti-Deficiency Act

Nothing in subchapter III of chapter 13 or subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 31, United States Code (commonly known as the Anti-Deficiency Act) may be construed to prohibit the payment or use of funds by the District of Columbia or the National Park Service to carry out a cooperative management agreement entered into under this Act, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement.

(3)

District of Columbia Home Rule Act

Nothing in section 602(a)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (sec. 1–206.03(a)(3), D.C. Official Code) may be construed to prohibit the District of Columbia from operating, maintaining, or managing a unit of the National Park System in accordance with the terms and conditions of a cooperative management agreement entered into under this Act.

1.

Authorizing cooperative management agreements between the District of Columbia and the Secretary of the Interior

The Secretary of the Interior may enter into a cooperative management agreement with the District of Columbia in accordance with section 101703 of title 54, United States Code.

Amend the title so as to read: An Act to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative management agreements..

July 30, 2018

Reported with an amendment and an amendment to the title