Summary: H.R.1492 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 109-441 (12/21/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on July 31, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to create a program within the National Park Service to support and work in partnership with citizens, governmental and tribal organizations, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations for the purpose of identifying, protecting, and acquiring historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II in order to gain inspiration from these sites and to demonstrate the nation's commitment to equal justice.

Directs the Secretary, after consultation with state, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations, to develop criteria for making grants to those entities (and only in accordance with such criteria) to assist in carrying out the actions described above.

Permits the use of federal funds made available under this Act for the acquisition of of non-federal property for the purposes of this Act only if that property is within specified areas.

Declares that the authority granted in this Act shall not constitute a federal designation or have any effect on private property ownership.

Requires a 50% non-federal match for funds provided under this Act.

Terminates the force and effect of this Act two years after the disbursement to grantees of the total amount of funds authorized to be appropriated under this Act.

Prohibits any federal funds made available to carry out this Act from being used to acquire any real property or an interest in any real property without the owner's written consent.

Authorizes appropriations.