IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 8, 2021
Ms. Duckworth (for herself and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To establish the Springfield Race Riot National Monument in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Springfield Race Riot National Monument Act.
In this Act:
The term National Monument means the Springfield Race Riot National Monument established by section 3(a)(1).
The term Map means the map entitled
Springfield Race Riot National Memorial Proposed Boundary, numbered 687/148588, and dated October 2018.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service.
Establishment of Springfield Race Riot National Monument
Subject to paragraph (2), there is established the Springfield Race Riot National 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 the role of the riot in the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The National Monument shall not be established until the date on which the Secretary acquires sufficient land within the boundary of the National Monument to constitute a manageable unit.
The boundaries of the National Monument shall be the boundaries generally depicted on the Map.
Availability of map
The Map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
Acquisition of authority
The Secretary may acquire any land or interest in land located within the boundary of the National Monument by—
purchase with donated or appropriated funds; or
The Secretary may enter into agreements with—
the city of Springfield, Illinois, for the purpose of establishing and operating outside of the National Monument boundary facilities for administration and visitor services; and
other public or private entities for the purposes of carrying out this Act.
The Secretary shall administer the National Monument in accordance with—
this Act; and
the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System.
Deadline for completion
Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available to the Secretary for the preparation of a general management plan for the National Monument, the Secretary shall prepare a general management plan for the National Monument in accordance with section 100502 of title 54, United States Code.
Submission to Congress
On completion of the general management plan under subparagraph (A), 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 the general management plan prepared under that subparagraph.