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S.371: 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 Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 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.)

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act - (Sec. 4) Establishes the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a unit of the National Park System.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire, by donation, purchase from a willing seller, or exchange any land or interests in land considered contributing historic resources in specified historic sites and districts for inclusion in the Park's boundary.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire up to 10 acres in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for the development of administrative, curatorial, or visitor facilities for the Park.

Permits acquisition of lands owned by the states or political subdivisions by donation only.

Requires the Secretary to prepare a general management plan for the Park, whic...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 27, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 116.
June 27, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden without amendment. With written report No. 113-62.
May 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
April 23, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-27.
Feb. 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.