H.R. 13797 (95th): A bill to authorize establishment of the Fort Scott National Historic Site, Kansas, and for other purposes.

95th Congress, 1977–1978. Text as of Oct 19, 1978 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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92 STAT. 1610                      PUBLIC LAW 95-484—OCT. 19, 1978

                  Public Law 95-484
                  95th Congress
                                                     An Act
 Oct. 19, 1978
                   To authorize establishment of the Fort Scott National Historic Site, Kansas, and
 [H.R. 13797]
                                                  for other purposes.
                     Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Fort Scott         United States of America in Congress assenibled^ That, in order to
National Historic commemorate the significant role played by Fort Scott in the opening
Site, Kans.        of the West, as well as the Civil War and the strife in the State of
Establishment.
                   Kansas that preceded it, the Secretary of the Interior may acquire
                   by donation the land and interests in land, together with buildings
                   and improvements thereon, known as Fort Scott, located in the city
                   of Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas: Provided^ that the buildings
                   so acquired shall not include the structure known as "Lunette Blair".
Publication in        SEC. 2. When the site of Fort Scott has been acquired by the United
Federal Register. States as provided in section 1 of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior
16 u s e 461 note. shall establish such area as the Fort Scott National Historic Site, by
                   publication of notice and boundary map thereof in the Federal
                   Register,
Administration.      SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Interior shall administer, protect,
                   develop, and maintain the Fort Scott National Historic Site subject
                   to the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a National
                   Park Service, and for other purposes", approved August 25, 1916 (39
43 u s e 1457.     Stat. 535), as amended and supplemented, and the provisions of the
                   Act entitled "An Act to provide for the preservation of historic
                   America sites, buildings, objects, and antiquities of national signifi-
                   cance, and for other purposes", approved August 21, 1935 (49 Stat.
16 u s e 461.      666).
Repeal.               SEC. 4. Sections 3 and 4 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for
                   the commemoration of certain historical events in the State of Kansas,
                   and for other purposes", approved August 31, 1965 (79 Stat. 588), as
                   amended, are hereby repealed: Provided^ That all obligations pursuant
                   to contracts for the development and construction of Fort Scott here-
                   tofore entered into by the city of Fort Scott to be paid with funds
                   under the authority of section 3 of the aforesaid Act, shall be assumed
                   by the Secretary: Provided further^ That any remaining balance of
                   funds appropriated pursuant to section 4 of the Act of August 31,
                   1965, as amended, shall be available for the purposes of carrying out
                   this Act.
Appropriation        SEC. 5. In addition to such sums as might be made available to the
authorization.     historic site by the preceding section, effective October 1, 1979, there
                   are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be neces-
                   sary for the development of the Fort Scott National Historic Site, as
                   provided in this Act.
                     Approved October 19, 1978.



                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
                  HOUSE REPORT No. 95-1644 (Gomm. on Interior and Insular Affairs).
                  eONGRESSIONAL REeORD, Vol. 124 (1978):
                       Sept. 29, considered and passed House.
                       Oct. 4, considered and passed Senate.