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H.R. 4851 (115th): Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 23, 2018 (Passed Congress).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4851 designates the Landmark for Peace Memorial as a National Commemorative Site, and makes it part of the African American Civil Rights Network, but it would not be a unit of the National Park System. It also authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to enter into cooperative agreements for interpretation and education at the site, and authorizes a resource study to evaluate the national significance of the site and to determine the sustainability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System.

On April 4, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was scheduled to give a campaign speech in Indianapolis during his run for the ...


One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the Second Session

H. R. 4851


To establish the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site in the State of Indiana, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Kennedy–King National Commemorative Site Act.



In this Act:



The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.



The term Site means the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site as designated by section 3(a).



The term State means the State of Indiana.


National commemorative site



The Landmark for Peace Memorial in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Indianapolis, in the State, is hereby designated as the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site.


African American Civil Rights Network

The Site shall be part of the African American Civil Rights Network established under Public Law 115–104.




Cooperative agreements

The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with appropriate public or private entities for interpretative and educational purposes related to the Site.


Effect of designation

The Site shall not be a unit of the National Park System.



Nothing in this Act—


authorizes the Secretary to interfere with the rights of any person with respect to private property or any local zoning ordinance or land use plan of the State or any political subdivision thereof; or


authorizes the Secretary to acquire land or interests in land through condemnation or otherwise.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.