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H.R. 5005 (115th): To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System.

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H.R. 5005 directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System.

James Weldon Johnson was born in 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida. The birth home no longer exists but the lot was designated by the City of Jacksonville as the “Left Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park” in 2015. James Weldon Johnson was an accomplished statesman, educator, songwriter, author, lawyer and civil rights activist. He served as the principal of Stanton Grade School and became the first African American admitted to the Florida Bar. After moving to New York City (NYC) after the turn of the century, he began writing songs with ...

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Al Lawson Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 13, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 5, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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22 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

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History

Feb 13, 2018
 
Introduced

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Feb 28, 2018
 
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

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Mar 21, 2018
 
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 24, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jun 5, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 12, 2018
 
Considered by National Parks

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 5005 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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