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H.R.703: First State 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 Carney, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

First State National Historical Park Act - Establishes the First State National Historical Park in Delaware, to be administered as a unit of the National Park System.

Specifies that the purpose of the Park is the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the nationally significant cultural and historic resources associated with early Dutch, Swedish, and English settlement of the colony of Delaware and parts of the colony of Pennsylvania and Delaware's role in the birth of the United States and as the first state to ratify the Constitution.

Requires the completion of a management plan for the Park.

Requires completion of a study assessing the historical significance of additional properties in Delaware associated with the Park.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.