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H.R. 139 (116th): Springfield Race Riot Study Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 139

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To establish the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Historic Monument

The term Historic Monument means the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument established by section 3.

(2)

Map

The term Map means the map entitled Springfield Race Riot National Memorial Proposed Boundary, numbered 687/148588 and dated October 2018.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service.

3.

Establishment of Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument

(a)

Establishment

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (2), there is established the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois as a unit of the National Park System, to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations, resources associated with the Springfield Race Riot of 1908 and its role in the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

(2)

Conditions

The Historic Monument shall not be established until the date on which the Secretary acquires sufficient land within the boundary of the Historic Monument to constitute a manageable unit.

(b)

Boundaries

The boundaries of the Historic Monument shall be the boundaries generally depicted on the Map.

(c)

Availability of map

The Map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(d)

Acquisition of authority

The Secretary may acquire any land or interest in land located within the boundary of the Historic Monument by—

(1)

donation;

(2)

purchase with donated funds or appropriated funds; or

(3)

exchange.

(e)

Agreements

The Secretary may enter into agreements with—

(1)

the city of Springfield, Illinois, for the purpose of establishing and operating outside of the Historic Monument boundary facilities for administration and visitor services; and

(2)

other public or private entities for the purposes of carrying out this Act.

(f)

Administration

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall administer the Historic Monument in accordance with—

(A)

this Act; and

(B)

the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System.

(2)

Management plan

(A)

Deadline for completion

Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available to the Secretary for this purpose, the Secretary shall prepare a general management plan for the Historic Monument in accordance with section 100502 of title 54, United States Code.

(B)

Submission to Congress

On completion of the general management plan under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall submit it to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.