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H.R.706: Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment 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 David Cicilline, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act - (Sec. 3) Establishes the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a unit of the National Park System.

Requires the Secretary to prepare a general management plan for the Park that considers ways to use preexisting or planned visitor facilities and recreational opportunities developed in the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Dedicates the Park to former Senator John H. Chafee from Rhode Island in recognition of: (1) his role in the preservation of the resources of the Blackstone River Valley and the heritage corridor that bears his name, and (2) his decades of service to the people of Rhode Island and the United States.

Requires a memorial to be displayed at a location in the Park that recognizes Senator Chafee's role in the preservation of the resources of the Blackstone River Valley for the people of the United...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 518.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-687.
Sept. 18, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Sept. 18, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 18, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
July 23, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.