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Introduced in House (05/14/1998)

Governors Island Preservation and Development Act of 1998 - Establishes the Governors Island Commission to: (1) conduct meetings and hold hearings in accordance with this Act; (2) consider each plan for the disposition of Governors Island, New York, that any person or entity may submit to the Commission; and (3) within 180 days after all of the members of the Commission have been appointed, submit to the President a recommendation for the disposition of Governors Island, New York.

Repeals provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 providing for the sale of the Island.

Provides for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction to the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, over the following structures and adjacent grounds on: (1) Castle Williams; (2) Fort Jay; (3) the Admiral's Headquarters; (4) the Governor's House; and (5) the Block House.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to submit to the Congress a plan for inclusion of the structures in the National Park System by the date on which the Commission submits its recommendation to the President.

Authorizes appropriations.