About the bill
How much should we pay to fund the preservation of Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields
Context and what the bill does
The American Battlefield Protection Program was created in 1991 to protect historic battlefield lands, as a division of the National Park Service. To date, it has preserved more than 30,000 acres of battlefields in 20 states from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and War of 1812.
The program is currently funded through 2021 at $10 million per year. The Preserving America’s Battlefields Act would double that to $20 million per year through 2028.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Georgia. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 5 pages
What legislators are saying
“Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Americas Battlefields”
— Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA, 2005-2019] (Sponsor) on Oct 1, 2018
Sep 26, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 10, 2018
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6108 (115th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 3505 (115th).
Dec 12, 2018
Considered by National Parks
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Dec 12, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 225.
S. 3505 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3505. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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