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S.247: Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks 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 Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 7, 2013
Latest Major Action July 14, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on April 22, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act - Establishes in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System.

Establishes in Auburn, New York, the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park also as a unit of the National Park System.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with certain entities for the historical preservation and interpretation of the parks.

Requires the Secretary to complete a general management plan for the parks.

Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 to decrease the federal share of project costs for navigation and safety improvements to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and Baltimore Harbor Connecting Channels in Delaware and ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
July 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
July 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
July 10, 2014 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
July 10, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources
July 10, 2014 Received in the House.
July 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 9, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4355-4364; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S4357-4358; text as passed Senate: CR S4362-4363)
April 22, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 54.
April 22, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with an amendment. With written report No. 113-23.
March 14, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Feb. 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S523-524)