< Back to H.R. 13797 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)
Text of A bill to authorize establishment of the Fort Scott National Historic Site, Kansas, and for other purposes.
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 19, 1978. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 19, 1978 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
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events in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes", approved August 31, 1965 (79 Stat. 588), as amended, are hereby repealed: Provided^ That all obligations pursuant to contracts for the development and construction of Fort Scott here- tofore entered into by the city of Fort Scott to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.