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H.R.4119: West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Hank Johnson, D-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 77 (73 Democrats, 1 Independent, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church located at 775 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia, and the block on which the Church is located.

Requires the Secretary to

  • evaluate the national significance of the site;
  • determine the suitability and feasibility of designating such area as a unit of the National Park System;
  • consider alternatives for the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the site;
  • consider the effect of the designation of the study area as a unit of the National Park System on existing commercial and recreational activities, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting, and on the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance, or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure, and the authority of state and local go...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 16, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Sept. 15, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 15, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7495-7496)
Sept. 15, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4119.
Sept. 15, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7495-7497)
Sept. 15, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 15, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 439.
Sept. 15, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-592.
July 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
July 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 30, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 5, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 28, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.