Text: H.R.275 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 275


To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expand the boundary of the Homestead National Monument of America, in the State of Nebraska, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2011

Mr. Fortenberry introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expand the boundary of the Homestead National Monument of America, in the State of Nebraska, 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 “Homestead National Monument of America Boundary Expansion Act”.

SEC. 2. Boundary adjustment.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of the Interior may acquire by donation or by purchase with donated or appropriated funds, from willing sellers only, the lands or interests in lands as described in subsection (b), as generally depicted on the map titled “Homestead National Monument of America Boundary”, numbered 368/80,039, and dated April 2007.

(b) Lands described.—The lands referred to in subsection (a) are—

(1) the approximately 140 acres located south of the Homestead National Monument and owned by the Friends of Homestead; and

(2) the approximately 160 acres known as the “Graff Parcel”.

(c) Boundary revision.—The Secretary shall revise the boundary of the Homestead National Monument to reflect the acquisition upon its completion.

(d) Administration of acquired lands.—Any lands acquired under this section shall be administered by the Secretary as part of the Homestead National Monument in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


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