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Passed House amended (07/26/1988)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Establishes the Natchez National Historical Park in Mississippi. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land for such park by donations or exchange.

Requires the Secretary to transmit to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources a study of historic properties in the city of Natchez. Directs the Secretary, following completion of such study, but not later than one year after enactment of this Act, to establish historic districts in the city of Natchez. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with owners of properties located within such historic districts.

Requires the Secretary, within three complete fiscal years after enactment of this Act, to submit to such congressional committees a general management plan for the park. Requires the Secretary to study the feasibility of extending the Natchez Trace within the city of Natchez, including acceptance of donations of rights-of-way. Requires the Secretary, within one year after enactment of this Act, to transmit such study to such congressional committees.

Establishes the Natchez National Historical Park Advisory Commission to consult with the Secretary on the management and development of the park.

Authorizes appropriations.