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H.R.1561: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the National Park Service, 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 Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service (NPS), to make improvements to a support facility, including a visitor center, for a National Historic Site administered by the NPS if such project: (1) is conducted within the agency's existing budget, (2) is subject to a 50% non-federal cost sharing requirement, and (3) is conducted for a unit of the NPS which has the authority to establish a support facility outside the park's boundary.

Allows the NPS to operate and use all or part of a support facility, including a visitor center, for such a Site: (1) to carry out the duties associated with the administration and support of such Site, and (2) only in situations where there is an agreement between the Secretary and the commissioners of the county or parish in which the facility is located.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 522.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-691.
Nov. 19, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
Nov. 19, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 19, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.