S.3054 - Preserving Civil Rights Heritage Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS] (Introduced 06/14/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/14/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3054 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/14/2016)
Preserving Civil Rights Heritage Act of 2016
This bill requires the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of significant civil rights sites, including:
- the former home of Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi;
- the Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner, Mississippi;
- the site of Bryant's Store in Money, Mississippi;
- the former office of Dr. Gilbert in Biloxi, Mississippi; and
- the Old Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Interior must submit its recommendations to Congress after evaluating the suitability and feasibility of designating each site as a unit of the National Park System and considering other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation by federal, state, or local governments or private or nonprofit organizations.