Summary: H.R.1927 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 115-104 (01/08/2018)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on July 26, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017

(Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) a U.S. Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS units and programs that relate to the African American civil rights movement from 1939 through 1968; (2) with the property owner's consent, other federal, state, local, and privately owned properties that relate or have a verifiable connection to such 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, such as the Civil Rights Framework Study; (2) produce and disseminate educational materials relating to such movement; (3) provide technical assistance; and (4) adopt an official, uniform symbol or device for the Network and issue regulations for the symbol's use.

The network shall expire seven years after enactment of this bill.