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H.R.1259: Coltsville National Historical Park Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor John B. Larson, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 19, 2013
Latest Major Action April 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Coltsville National Historical Park Act - (Sec. 3) Establishes the Coltsville National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System in Connecticut.

Delays establishment of the Park until specified conditions have been met, including that: (1) Connecticut, the city of Hartford, or private property owner, as appropriate, has entered into a written agreement with the Secretary of the Interior to donate at least 10,000 square feet of space in the East Armory; and (2) the Secretary has entered into a written agreement with the state, city, or other public entity, as appropriate, which provides that land owned by such an entity within the Coltsville Historic District shall be managed consistent with this Act.

Authorizes the Park to provide interpretation and viewing of specified sites, including the East Armory and Colt Park.

Prohibits the inclusion of any non-federal property in the Park without the owner's written consent.

(Sec. 4) Declares th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 1, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 290.
April 1, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-391.
Feb. 27, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 27, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Oct. 3, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 27, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
March 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.