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H.R.1513: To revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station and certain land along Plum Run in Cumberland Township, to limit the means by which property within such revised boundaries may be acquired, and for other purposes.

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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 Scott Perry, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 14, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Requires the inclusion of the land and interests commonly known as Gettysburg Train Station and its immediate surroundings in the Borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the land and interests located along Plum Run in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Gettysburg National Military Park if the owner of the property has provided written consent for its inclusion.

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to create buffer zones outside of such property. States that the fact that an activity or use can be seen or heard from within such property shall not preclude that activity or use outside of the property.

Permits the acquisition of property within the areas of the Train Station and along Plum Run by donation only.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 14, 2014 Received in the Senate.
Jan. 13, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 0 (Roll no. 12). (text: CR H167)

Jan. 13, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H172)
Jan. 13, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Jan. 13, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1513.
Jan. 13, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H167-168)
Jan. 13, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. (consideration: CR H167)
Sept. 20, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 162.
Sept. 20, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-222.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 24, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
June 6, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.