Summary: H.R.5242 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5242. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/21/2000)

Governors Island Preservation Act of 2000 - Establishes, as a unit of the National Park System, Governors Island National Monument, comprised of Castle Williams and Fort Jay and associated land located on Governors Island in New York Harbor.

Requires the Administrator of General Services, as part of the overall disposition of Governors Island, to transfer administrative jurisdiction over the Monument to the Secretary of the Interior and, subject to agreement by the Secretary and the Governors Island Redevelopment Corporation, to reserve the right of access for the Secretary to the Monument for purposes of operating and maintaining it.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to submit to specified congressional committees a management plan for the Monument.

Directs the Administrator to convey Governors Island (with the exclusion of the Monument) to New York for use consistent with a plan to be administered by the Governors Island Redevelopment Corporation and the purposes of this Act. Requires any use of the conveyed land to be consistent with such plan and purposes and to be in compliance with: (1) the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act; (2) the Governors Island Preservation and Design Manual.