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African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2016

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U.S. Civil Rights Network Act of 2015

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A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the U.S. Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
09/08/2016Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 114-348.
11/19/2015Introduced in Senate

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
09/08/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 623.
Action By: Senate
09/08/2016Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 114-348.
07/13/2016Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/17/2016Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 114-496.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks
11/19/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]* 11/19/2015

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources11/19/2015 Referred to
07/13/2016 Markup by
09/08/2016 Reported by S. Rept. 114-348
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks03/17/2016 Hearings by

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African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2016

(Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) an African American Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS units and programs that relate to the African American civil rights movement during the period from 1939 through 1968; (2) other federal, state, local, and privately owned properties that relate to the African American civil rights movement and that are included in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places; and (3) other governmental and nongovernmental facilities and programs of an educational, research, or interpretive nature that are directly related to such movement.

In carrying out the network, Interior must: (1) review civil rights movement studies and reports that may already be underway or completed, such as the Civil Rights Framework Study; (2) produce and disseminate educational materials, such as handbooks, maps, interpretive guides, or electronic information; (3) provide technical assistance; and (4) adopt an official, uniform symbol or device for the network and issue regulations for the symbol's use.