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


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 9, 2020 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 351

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 139

[Report No. 116–439]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

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

July 9, 2020

Additional sponsors: Mr. LaHood, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Bost, Mr. Quigley, Mrs. Demings, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Adams, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Clay, Ms. Norton, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Sires, Mr. Cohen, and Mr. Casten of Illinois

July 9, 2020

Reported with amendments; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on January 3, 2019


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 Study Act.

2.

Resource Study of Springfield Race Riot

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(2)

Study area

The term study area means areas identified in the Springfield Race Riot Reconnaissance Survey conducted by the National Park Service, dated August 2019.

(b)

Special resource study

(1)

Study

The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area.

(2)

Contents

In conducting the study under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—

(A)

evaluate the national significance of the study area;

(B)

determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System;

(C)

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;

(D)

consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; and

(E)

identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.

(3)

Applicable law

The study required under paragraph (1) shall be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States Code.

(4)

Report

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—

(A)

the results of the study; and

(B)

any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.


Amend the title so as to read: A bill to direct the Secretary of Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site associated with the 1908 Springfield Race Riot in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes..

July 9, 2020

Reported with amendments; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed