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S.347: 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 Thomas R. Carper, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action April 22, 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.

Bars the establishment of the Park until it is determined that sufficient land or interests have been acquired from among specified historic sites within the boundary of the Park to constitute a manageable park unit. Instructs the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the Park's establishment, including an official boundary map.

Allows the the Secretary to acquire: (1) by purchase from a willing ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 22, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 58.
April 22, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with an amendment. With written report No. 113-27.
March 14, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Feb. 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.