Summary: S.2545 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/07/1988)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Title I: Salinas National Monument - Redesignates the Salinas National Monument, New Mexico, as the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

Title II: Coronado National Trail Study - Coronado National Trail Study Act of 1988 - Amends the National Trails System Act to provide for a study of the Coronado Trail, the route taken by the Spanish explorer through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, for inclusion in such System.

Title III: National Mimbres Culture Study - National Mimbres Culture Study Act of 1988 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to study the Mimbres culture to determine its significance in commemorating the prehistory of the Southwest, including an analysis of the culture as it relates to the Mogollon, Salado, and Casas Grandes cultures and a list of appropriate sites for interpreting the culture. Requires such study to include recommendations with respect to: (1) the preservation of resources associated with the Mimbres culture; and (2) a visitor facility to accommodate exhibits of Mimbres pottery and information about the Masau Trail. Requires such study to be transmitted, not later than one year after funds are appropriated for the study, to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Authorizes appropriations.

Title IV: Spanish Colonization Commemorative Study - Spanish Colonization Commemorative Act of 1988 - Authorizes the Secretary to study the Spanish Frontier culture and Spanish Borderlands to determine their significance in commemorating the Spanish colonization of the Southwest and New Mexico. Requires such study to analyze the significance of the San Gabriel Historic Landmark and the Los Luceros Hacienda as they relate to the Spanish Borderlands story of the Southwest. Requires such study to be transmitted, not later than two years after funds are appropriated for it, to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title V: "A" Mountain Land Exchange - Authorizes the Secretary to exchange certain lands in New Mexico for: (1) certain mining interests in land withdrawn for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and New Mexico State University; and (2) specified lands owned by the University. Prohibits the University from selling such transferred lands. Requires such lands to be used for promoting educational, scientific, and research activities or the utilization of geothermal resources. Declares that such lands shall revert to the United States if used for purposes other than those authorized by this title.

Title VI: Aztec Ruins National Monument - Revises the boundary of the Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VII: Georgia O'Keeffe Study - Authorizes and directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the most appropriate way to interpret the impact of Georgia O'Keeffe on the world of art, including the feasibility of marking and interpreting the landscapes which inspired O'Keeffe. Requires the study to be completed and transmitted to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate within one year of the date on which funds are appropriated for the study. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VIII: Warm Springs Study - Warm Springs Study Act of 1988 - Authorizes and directs the Secretary to study the culture around Warm Springs, New Mexico, to determine its significance in commemorating American frontier military history and the development of American Indian policy. Specifies that such study shall include: (1) an evaluation of the people from such area in Victorio's War; and (2) an evaluation of historic and prehistoric resources surrounding Warm Springs and the potential for preservation and public use. Requires the study to be completed and transmitted to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate within one year of the date on which funds are appropriated for the study.

Authorizes appropriations.