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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H.R. 5335 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 5335


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

           September 23 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

                                Received

            October 2 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
                               Resources

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                                 AN ACT


 
To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the inclusion of 
 new trail segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with 
  the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Trail of Tears Documentation Act''.

SEC. 2. ADDITIONS TO 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 as follows:
            (1) By amending subparagraph (C) to read as follows:
                    ``(C) In addition to the areas otherwise designated 
                under this paragraph, the following routes and land 
                components by which the Cherokee Nation was removed to 
                Oklahoma are components of the Trail of Tears National 
                Historic Trail, as generally described in the 
                environmentally preferred alternative of the November 
                2007 Feasibility Study Amendment and Environmental 
                Assessment for Trail of Tears National Historic Trail:
                            ``(i) The Benge and Bell routes.
                            ``(ii) The land components of the 
                        designated water routes in Alabama, Arkansas, 
                        Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
                            ``(iii) The routes from the collection 
                        forts in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and 
                        Tennessee to the emigration depots.
                            ``(iv) The related campgrounds located 
                        along the routes and land components described 
                        in clauses (i) through (iii).''.
            (2) In subparagraph (D)--
                    (A) by striking the first sentence; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following: ``No lands 
                or interests in lands outside the exterior boundaries 
                of any federally administered area may be acquired by 
                the Federal Government for the Trail of Tears National 
                Historic Trail except with the consent of the owner 
                thereof.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 22, 2008.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.