H. R. 139
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site associated with the 1908 Springfield Race Riot in the State of Illinois.
This Act may be cited as the
Springfield Race Riot Study Act.
Resource Study of Springfield Race Riot
In this section:
Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
study area means the archeological site near Madison Street and the 10th Street Rail Corridor, and other sites in Springfield, Illinois associated with the 1908 Springfield Race Riot.
Special resource study
The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area.
In conducting the study under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—
evaluate the national significance of the study area;
determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System;
consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the Federal Government, State or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;
consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; and
identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.
The study required under paragraph (1) shall be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States Code.
Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report that describes—
the results of the study; and
any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.
Passed the House of Representatives September 21, 2020.
Cheryl L. Johnson,