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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 751

To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide 
 for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration 
 Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, 
                        and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 28, 2017

    Mr. Warner (for himself, Mr. Portman, Mr. King, and Mr. Kaine) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
               Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide 
 for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration 
 Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, 
                        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 ``National Park Service Legacy Act of 
2017''.

SEC. 2. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LEGACY RESTORATION FUND.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 1049 of title 54, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 104908. National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund
    ``(a) In General.--There is established in the Treasury of the 
United States a fund, to be known as the `National Park Service Legacy 
Restoration Fund' (referred to in this section as the `Fund').
    ``(b) Deposits.--At the beginning of each applicable fiscal year, 
there shall be deposited in the Fund from mineral revenues due and 
payable to the United States that are not otherwise credited, covered, 
or deposited under Federal law--
            ``(1) $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 
        2020;
            ``(2) $150,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021, 2022, and 
        2023;
            ``(3) $250,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2024, 2025, and 
        2026; and
            ``(4) $500,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2027 through 
        2047.
    ``(c) Availability of Funds.--
            ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        amounts deposited in the Fund shall be available to the Service 
        for expenditure without further appropriation.
            ``(2) Unobligated amounts.--Any amounts not obligated by 
        the date that is 2 years after the date on which the amounts 
        are first available shall be credited to miscellaneous receipts 
        of the Treasury.
    ``(d) Use of Funds.--Amounts in the Fund shall be used for the 
high-priority deferred maintenance needs of the Service, as determined 
by the Director, as follows:
            ``(1) 80 percent of amounts in the Fund shall be allocated 
        for projects that are not eligible for the funding described in 
        subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2) for the repair and 
        rehabilitation of assets, including--
                    ``(A) historic structures, facilities, and other 
                historic assets;
                    ``(B) nonhistoric assets that relate directly to 
                visitor--
                            ``(i) access, including making facilities 
                        accessible to visitors with disabilities;
                            ``(ii) health and safety; and
                            ``(iii) recreation; and
                    ``(C) visitor facilities, water and utility 
                systems, and employee housing.
            ``(2) 20 percent of amounts in the Fund shall be allocated 
        to road, bridge, tunnel, or other transportation-related 
        projects that may be eligible for funding made available to the 
        Service through--
                    ``(A) the transportation program under section 203 
                of title 23; or
                    ``(B) any similar Federal land highway program 
                administered by the Secretary of Transportation.
    ``(e) Prohibited Use of Funds.--No amounts in the Fund shall be 
used--
            ``(1) for land acquisition; or
            ``(2) to supplant discretionary funding made available for 
        the annually recurring facility operations and maintenance 
        needs of the Service.
    ``(f) Submission of Annual Proposal.--As part of the annual budget 
submission of the Service to the Committee on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
Senate (referred to in this section as the `Committees'), the Service 
shall submit a prioritized list of deferred maintenance projects 
proposed to be funded by amounts in the Fund during the fiscal year for 
which the budget submission is made.
    ``(g) Congressional Review.--After review of the list submitted 
under subsection (f), the Committees may provide for the allocation of 
amounts derived from the Fund.
    ``(h) Project Approval.--
            ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), if, 
        before the beginning of a fiscal year, the Committees do not 
        alter the allocation of funds proposed by the Service for that 
        fiscal year, the list submitted under subsection (f) for that 
        fiscal year shall be considered approved.
            ``(2) Continuing resolution.--If, before the beginning of a 
        fiscal year, there is enacted a continuing resolution or 
        resolutions for a period of--
                    ``(A) less than or equal to 120 days, the Service 
                shall not commit funds to any proposed high-priority 
                deferred maintenance project until the date of 
                enactment of a law making appropriations for the 
                Service that is not a continuing resolution; or
                    ``(B) more than 120 days, the list submitted under 
                subsection (f) for that fiscal year shall be considered 
                approved, unless otherwise provided in the continuing 
                resolution or resolutions.
    ``(i) Public Donations.--To encourage public-private partnerships 
that will reduce the overall deferred maintenance costs to the Service, 
the Secretary and the Director may accept public cash or in-kind 
donations by including on each list submitted to Congress under 
subsection (f) after the date of enactment of this section each 
project, regardless of the priority ranking of the project, that 
costs--
            ``(1) less than $2,000,000, with at least a 33-percent non-
        Federal cost-share component; or
            ``(2) equal to or more than $2,000,000, with at least a 25-
        percent non-Federal cost-share component.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 1049 of 
title 54, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
following:

``104908. National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund.''.
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