Text: S.136 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-131 (12/20/2005)
[109th Congress Public Law 131]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK PAYMENTS, RANCHO CORRAL DE TIERRA GOLDEN GATE
NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, AND REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS
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Public Law 109-131
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide supplemental
funding and other services that are necessary to assist certain local
school districts in the State of California in providing educational
services for students attending schools located within Yosemite National
Park, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the
boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to adjust the
boundaries of Redwood National Park, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 20, 2005 - [S. 136]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
The table of contents of this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Table of contents.
TITLE I--YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AUTHORIZED PAYMENTS
Sec. 101. Payments for educational services.
Sec. 102. Authorization for park facilities to be located outside the
boundaries of Yosemite National Park.
TITLE II--RANCHO CORRAL DE TIERRA GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Sec. 201. Short title.
Sec. 202. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California.
TITLE III--REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT
Sec. 301. Short title.
Sec. 302. Redwood National Park boundary adjustment.
TITLE I--YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AUTHORIZED PAYMENTS
SEC. 101. PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.
(a) In General.--(1) For fiscal years 2006 through 2009, the
Secretary of the Interior may provide funds to the Bass Lake Joint Union
Elementary School District and the Mariposa Unified School District in
the State of California for educational services to students--
(A) who are dependents of persons engaged in the
administration, operation, and maintenance of Yosemite National
(B) who live within or near the park upon real property
owned by the United States.
(2) The Secretary's authority to make payments under this section
shall terminate if the State of California or local education agencies
do not continue to provide funding to the schools referred
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to in subsection (a) at per student levels that are no less than the
amount provided in fiscal year 2005.
(b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Payments made under this section
shall only be used to pay public employees for educational services
provided in accordance with subsection (a). Payments may not be used for
construction, construction contracts, or major capital improvements.
(c) Limitation on Amount of Funds.--Payments made under this section
shall not exceed the lesser of--
(1) $400,000 in any fiscal year; or
(2) the amount necessary to provide students described in
subsection (a) with educational services that are normally
provided and generally available to students who attend public
schools elsewhere in the State of California.
(d) Source of Payments.--(1) Except as otherwise provided in this
subsection, the Secretary may use funds available to the National Park
Service from appropriations, donations, or fees.
(2) Funds from the following sources shall not be used to make
payments under this section:
(A) Any law authorizing the collection or expenditure of
entrance or use fees at units of the National Park System,
(i) the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965
(16 U.S.C. 460l-4 et seq.); and
(ii) the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
(16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq.).
(B) Any unexpended receipts collected through--
(i) the recreational fee demonstration program
established under section 315 of the Department of the
Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996
(16 U.S.C. 460l-6a note; Public Law 104-134); or
(ii) the national park passport program established
under section 602 of the National Parks Omnibus
Management Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C. 5992).
(C) Emergency appropriations for flood recovery at Yosemite
(3)(A) The Secretary may use an authorized funding source to make
payments under this section only if the funding available to Yosemite
National Park from such source (after subtracting any payments to the
school districts authorized under this section) is greater than or equal
to the amount made available to the park for the prior fiscal year, or
in fiscal year 2005, whichever is greater.
(B) It is the sense of Congress that any payments made under this
section should not result in a reduction of funds to Yosemite National
Park from any specific funding source, and that with respect to
appropriated funds, funding levels should reflect annual increases in
the park's operating base funds that are generally made to units of the
National Park System.
SEC. 102. AUTHORIZATION FOR PARK FACILITIES TO BE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE
BOUNDARIES OF YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.
(a) Funding Authority for Transportation Systems and External
Facilities.--Section 814(c) of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands
Management Act of 1996 (16 U.S.C. 346e) is amended--
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(1) in the heading by inserting ``AND YOSEMITE NATIONAL
PARK'' after ``ZION NATIONAL PARK'';
(2) in the first sentence--
(A) by inserting ``and Yosemite National Park''
after ``Zion National Park''; and
(B) by inserting ``for transportation systems or''
after ``appropriated funds''; and
(3) in the second sentence by striking ``facilities'' and
inserting ``systems or facilities''.
(b) Clarifying Amendment for Transportation Fee Authority.--Section
501 of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C.
5981) is amended in the first sentence by striking ``service contract''
and inserting ``service contract, cooperative agreement, or other
TITLE II--RANCHO <<NOTE: Rancho Corral de Tierra Golden Gate National
Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act.>> CORRAL DE TIERRA GOLDEN GATE
NATIONAL RECREATION AREA BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT
SEC. 201. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460bb note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the ``Rancho Corral de Tierra Golden Gate
National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act''.
SEC. 202. GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, CALIFORNIA.
Section 2(a) of Public Law 92-589 (16 U.S.C. 460bb-1(a)) is
(1) by striking ``The recreation area shall comprise'' and
inserting the following:
``(1) Initial lands.--The recreation area shall comprise'';
(2) by striking ``The following additional lands are also''
and all that follows through the period at the end of the
subsection and inserting the following new paragraphs:
``(2) Additional lands.--In addition to the lands described
in paragraph (1), the recreation area shall include the
``(A) The parcels numbered by the Assessor of Marin
County, California, 119-040-04, 119-040-05, 119-040-18,
166-202-03, 166-010-06, 166-010-07, 166-010-24, 166-010-
25, 119-240-19, 166-010-10, 166-010-22, 119-240-03, 119-
240-51, 119-240-52, 119-240-54, 166-010-12, 166-010-13,
``(B) Lands and waters in San Mateo County generally
depicted on the map entitled `Sweeney Ridge Addition,
Golden Gate National Recreation Area', numbered NRA GG-
80,000-A, and dated May 1980.
``(C) Lands acquired under the Golden Gate National
Recreation Area Addition Act of 1992 (16 U.S.C. 460bb-1
note; Public Law 102-299).
``(D) Lands generally depicted on the map entitled
`Additions to Golden Gate National Recreation Area',
numbered NPS-80-076, and dated July 2000/PWR-PLRPC.
``(E) Lands generally depicted on the map entitled
`Rancho Corral de Tierra Additions to the Golden Gate
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National Recreation Area', numbered NPS-80,079E, and
dated March 2004.
``(3) Acquisition limitation.--The Secretary may acquire
land described in paragraph (2)(E) only from a willing
TITLE III--REDWOOD <<NOTE: Redwood National Park Boundary Adjustment Act
of 2005.>> NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT
SEC. 301. <<NOTE: 16 USC 79a note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the ``Redwood National Park Boundary
Adjustment Act of 2005''.
SEC. 302. REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.
Section 2(a) of the Act of Public Law 90-545 (16 U.S.C. 79b(a)) is
(1) in the first sentence, by striking ``(a) The area'' and
all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the
following: ``(a)(1) The Redwood National Park consists of the
land generally depicted on the map entitled `Redwood National
Park, Revised Boundary', numbered 167/60502, and dated February,
(2) by inserting after paragraph (1) (as designated by
paragraph (1)) the following:
``(2) The map referred to in paragraph (1) shall be--
``(A) on file and available for public inspection in the
appropriate offices of the National Park Service; and
``(B) provided by the Secretary of the Interior to the
appropriate officers of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties,
(3) in the second sentence--
(A) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the
``(3) The Secretary;'' and
(B) by striking ``one hundred and six thousand
acres'' and inserting ``133,000 acres''.
Approved December 20, 2005.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 136:
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-63 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 151 (2005):
July 26, considered and passed Senate.
Dec. 6, considered and passed House.