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H.R.298: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System, 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 Harold Rogers, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 4 (1 Democrat, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action April 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on December 2, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky (relating to the Battle of Mill Springs fought on January 19, 1862, in Pulaski and Wayne Counties during the Civil War) and the feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System (NPS).

Requires such study, among other things, to analyze: (1) the effect of the Battlefield's designation as a unit of the NPS on existing commercial and recreational activities, energy production and transmission infrastructure, and the authority of state and local governments to manage those activities; and (2) the identification of any authorities, including condemnation, that will compel or permit the Secretary to influence or participate in local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 29, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
April 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3212-3213)
April 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 298.
April 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3212-3214)
April 28, 2014 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Dec. 2, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 201.
Dec. 2, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-280.
Oct. 30, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 30, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Oct. 3, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.