Text: H.R.1492 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-441 (12/21/2006)
[109th Congress Public Law 441]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
PRESERVATION OF JAPANESE AMERICAN CONFINEMENT SITES
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Public Law 109-441
To provide for the preservation of the historic confinement sites where
Japanese Americans were detained during World War II, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 21, 2006 - [H.R. 1492]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>> PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC
(a) Preservation Program.--The Secretary shall create a program
within the National Park Service to encourage, support, recognize, and
work in partnership with citizens, Federal agencies, State, local, and
tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and
private nonprofit organizations for the purpose of identifying,
researching, evaluating, interpreting, protecting, restoring, repairing,
and acquiring historic confinement sites in order that present and
future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and
that these sites will demonstrate the Nation's commitment to equal
justice under the law.
(1) Criteria.--The Secretary, after consultation with State,
local, and tribal governments, other public entities,
educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations
(including organizations involved in the preservation of
historic confinement sites), shall develop criteria for making
grants under paragraph (2) to assist in carrying out subsection
(2) Provision of grants.--Not <<NOTE: Deadline.>> later than
180 days after the date on which funds are made available to
carry out this Act, the Secretary shall, subject to the
availability of appropriations, make grants to the entities
described in paragraph (1) only in accordance with the criteria
developed under that paragraph.
(c) Property Acquisition.--
(1) Authority.--Federal funds made available under this
section may be used to acquire non-Federal property for the
purposes of this section, in accordance with section 3, only if
that property is within the areas described in paragraph (2).
(2) Property descriptions.--The property referred to in
paragraph (2) is the following:
(A) Jerome, depicted in Figure 7.1 of the Site
(B) Rohwer, depicted in Figure 11.2 of the Site
(C) Topaz, depicted in Figure 12.2 of the Site
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(D) Honouliuli, located on the southern part of the
Island of Oahu, Hawaii, and within the land area bounded
by H1 to the south, Route 750 (Kunia Road) to the east,
the Honouliuli Forest Reserve to the west, and Kunia
town and Schofield Barracks to the north.
(3) No effect on private property.--The authority granted in
this subsection shall not constitute a Federal designation or
have any effect on private property ownership.
(d) Matching Fund Requirement.--The Secretary shall require a 50
percent non-Federal match for funds provided under this section.
(e) Sunset of Authority.--This Act shall have no force or effect on
and after the date that is 2 years after the disbursement to grantees
under this section of the total amount of funds authorized to be
appropriated under section 4.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>> DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of this Act the following definitions apply:
(1) Historic confinement sites.--(A) The term ``historic
confinement sites'' means the 10 internment camp sites referred
to as Gila River, Granada, Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar,
Minidoka, Poston, Rohwer, Topaz, and Tule Lake and depicted in
Figures 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.4, 9.2, 10.6, 11.2, 12.2, and
13.2, respectively, of the Site Document; and
(B) other historically significant locations, as determined
by the Secretary, where Japanese Americans were detained during
World War II.
(2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
(3) Site document.--The term ``Site Document'' means the
document titled ``Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of
World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites'', published by
the Western Archeological and Conservation Center, National Park
Service, in 1999.
SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>> PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION.
No Federal funds made available to carry out this Act may be used to
acquire any real property or any interest in any real property without
the written consent of the owner or owners of that property or interest
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SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>> AUTHORIZATION OF
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary $38,000,000
to carry out this Act. Such sums shall remain available until expended.
Approved December 21, 2006.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1492:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 109-142 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-314 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 151 (2005):
Nov. 16, considered and passed
Vol. 152 (2006):
Nov. 16, considered and passed
Dec. 5, House concurred in Senate