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S.305: Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition 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 Thad Cochran, R-Miss.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action June 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land or interests within the area identified as the modified core battlefield for the Port Gibson, Champion Hill, and Raymond battlefields of the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War for inclusion in the Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.

Allows such lands to be acquired by donation, purchase, or exchange, except that land owned by the state of Mississippi or any political subdivisions of Mississippi may be acquired only by donation.

Requires the acquired land to be added to and administered as part of the Park.

Authorizes appropriations of $18.5 million for the acquisition and development of land under this Act.

Amends the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 27, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 111.
June 27, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with amendments. With written report No. 113-57.
May 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
April 23, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-27.
Feb. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.