Text: H.R.3085 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-378 (12/01/2006)
[109th Congress Public Law 378]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 109-378
To amend the National Trails System Act to update the feasibility and
suitability study originally prepared for the Trail of Tears National
Historic Trail and provide for the inclusion of new trail segments, land
components, and campgrounds associated with that trail, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 1, 2006 - [H.R. 3085]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States <<NOTE: Conservation.>> of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. REVISION OF FEASIBILITY AND SUITABILITY STUDY OF TRAIL
OF TEARS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL.
Section 5(a)(16) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C.
1244(a)(16)) is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``subsections'' and
inserting ``sections''; and
(2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:
``(C) <<NOTE: Deadline.>> Not later than 6 months
after the date of the enactment of this Act, the
Secretary of the Interior shall complete the remaining
criteria and submit to Congress a study regarding the
feasibility and suitability of designating, as
additional components of the Trail of Tears National
Historic Trail, the following routes and land components
by which the Cherokee Nation was removed to Oklahoma:
``(i) The Benge and Bell routes.
``(ii) <<NOTE: State listing.>> The land
components of the designated water routes in
Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
``(iii) <<NOTE: State listing.>> The routes
from the collection forts in Alabama, Georgia,
North Carolina, and Tennessee to the emigration
``(iv) The related campgrounds located along
the routes and land components described in
clauses (i) through (iii).
``(D) No additional funds are authorized to be
appropriated to carry out subparagraph (C). The
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accept donations for the Trail from private, nonprofit,
or tribal organizations.''.
Approved December 1, 2006.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3085 (S. 1970):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 109-549 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-239 accompanying S. 1970 (Comm. on Energy and
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
July 17, considered and passed House.
Sept. 29, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Nov. 13, House concurred in Senate amendment.