Summary: S.2749 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/24/2000)

Title I: California Trail Interpretive Center - California Trail Interpretive Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish the California Trail Interpretive Center for the purpose of interpreting the history of development and use of the California Trail in the settling of the West.

Prescribes implementation guidelines, requiring the Secretary to: (1) consider the findings of the master plan study for such Center in Elko, Nevada; and (2) initiate a Center development plan.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Conveyance of National Forest System Lands for Educational Purposes - Education Land Grant Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture, upon written application, to convey National Forest System lands to a public school district for use for educational purposes if the Secretary makes specified determinations.

Sets forth an 80-acre conveyance limitation. Prohibits the transfer of mineral or water rights with such conveyance. Declares that title shall revert to the United States if there is any subsequent attempt to convey such lands to another entity, or the lands are devoted to a use other than for educational purposes.

Title III: Golden Spike-Crossroads of the West National Heritage Area Study Area and the Crossroads of the West Historic District - Instructs the Secretary of the Interior to study and report to certain congressional committees on whether the West National Heritage Area Study Area should be developed as a National Heritage Area. Authorizes appropriations.

Establishes the Crossroads of the West Historic District (District) in the City of Ogden, Utah. Authorizes the Secretary to make grants and enter into cooperative agreements with the State of Utah, local governments, and nonprofit entities under which the Secretary agrees to pay not more than 50 percent of the expenses for: (1) Development Plan preparation; and (2) District historic infrastructure rehabilitation.

Prescribes implementation guidelines. Authorizes appropriations.