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H.R. 3250: Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2020


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 11, 2020 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 345

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3250

[Report No. 116–431]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 13, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Norton, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Bass, and Ms. Stevens) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

June 11, 2020

Additional sponsors: Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Fleischmann, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Trone, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Ms. Wild, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Case, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Wexton, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Riggleman, Ms. Spanberger, Mr. Rush, Mr. Beyer, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Hurd of Texas, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Foster, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, and Ms. Underwood


June 11, 2020

Reported with an amendment; 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 June 13, 2019)

A BILL

To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the sites associated with the life and legacy of the noted American philanthropist and business executive Julius Rosenwald, with a special focus on the Rosenwald Schools, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2020.

2.

Resource study of Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald schools

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Rosenwald school

The term Rosenwald School means any of the 5,357 schools and related buildings constructed in 15 southern States during the period of 1912 through 1932 by the philanthropy of Julius Rosenwald.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(3)

Study area

The term study area means the sites associated with the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald.

(b)

Special resource study

(1)

Study

The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area, with a special emphasis on the following Rosenwald Schools and other sites associated with the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald:

(A)

Sears Administration Building at Homan Square in Chicago, Illinois.

(B)

Rosenwald Court Apartments in Chicago, Illinois.

(C)

Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, Illinois.

(D)

Rosenwald House (formerly the Lyon Home) at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois.

(E)

Cairo Rosenwald School, a one-teacher school in Sumner County, Tennessee.

(F)

Shady Grove School, a one-teacher school in Louisa County, Virginia.

(G)

Noble Hill School, a two-teacher school in Bartow County, Georgia.

(H)

Ridgeley School, a two-teacher school in Prince Georges County, Maryland.

(I)

Bay Springs School, a two-teacher school in Forest County, Mississippi.

(J)

Russell School, a two-teacher school in Durham County, North Carolina.

(K)

Shiloh Rosenwald School, a three-teacher school in Macon County, Alabama.

(L)

San Domingo School, a four-teacher school in Wicomico County, Maryland.

(M)

Elmore County Training School, a seven-teacher school in Elmore County, Alabama.

(N)

Dunbar Junior High, Senior High and Junior College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

(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, including an interpretive center in or near Chicago, Illinois;

(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.

(c)

Applicable law

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

(d)

Results

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 describing—

(1)

the results of the study; and

(2)

any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary relating to the study.

June 11, 2020

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