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S. 305: Springfield Race Riot National Monument Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 305

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 8, 2021

(for herself and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

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

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

National Monument

The term National Monument means the Springfield Race Riot National Monument established by section 3(a)(1).

(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 Monument

(a)

Establishment

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

Conditions

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.

(b)

Boundaries

The boundaries of the National 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 National Monument by—

(1)

donation;

(2)

purchase with donated 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 National 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 National 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 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.

(B)

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.