Summary: H.R.449 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.449. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/02/1999)

Gateway Visitor Center Authorization Act of 1999 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement with the Gateway Visitor Center Corporation to facilitate the construction and operation of a regional Gateway Visitor Center on Independence Mall, in Philadelphia.

Authorizes: (1) the Corporation to operate the Center in cooperation with the Secretary and to provide at the Center information, interpretation, facilities, and services to visitors of Independence National Historical Park, its surrounding historic sites, the city of Philadelphia, and the region and, acting as a private nonprofit organization, to engage in activities appropriate for operation of a regional visitor center; and (2) the Secretary to undertake, at the Center, activities relating to the management of the Park.

Requires revenues from activities engaged in by the Corporation to be used for the Center's operation and administration.

Declares that nothing in this Act authorizes the Secretary or the Corporation to take any action in derogation of the preservation and protection of the values and resources of the Park.