Summary: H.R.1619 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (09/08/1999)

Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Reauthorization Act of 1999 - Amends the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 to extend the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor through the town of Union, Connecticut, and the following towns in Massachusetts: Brimfield, Charlton, Dudley, East Brookfield, Holland, Oxford, Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Webster.

Names Quinebaug- Shetucket Heritage Corridor, Inc. the management entity for the Corridor, with authority to make grants, enter into cooperative agreements with, or provide technical assistance to the States, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and other persons to further the goals set forth in the management plan adopted by the Governor of Connecticut on February 16, 1999.

Requires the management entity to amend its by-laws to add the Governors of Connecticut and of Massachusetts (or their designees) as voting members of its Board of Directors.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a compact with the management entity.

Prohibits the use of Federal funds received under such Act to acquire real property or any interest in real property.

Terminates the Secretary's authority to make grants or provide any assistance at the end of FY 2009.

Specifies regional planning organizations in Massachusetts which shall be involved in preserving the Corridor and ensuring appropriate use of lands and structures throughout it.

Increases the authorization of appropriations, and makes it permanent, although with a maximum total that may be appropriated overall.