Text: H.R.434 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 116-111 (01/27/2020)

 
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Public Law 116-111
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the study of the 
          Emancipation National Historic Trail, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 27, 2020 -  [H.R. 434]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Emancipation 
National Historic Trail Study Act. Texas. 16 USC 1241 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Emancipation National Historic Trail 
Study Act''.
SEC. 2. EMANCIPATION NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL STUDY.

    Section 5(c) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(c)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(47) Emancipation national historic trail.--The 
        Emancipation National Historic Trail, extending approximately 51 
        miles from the Osterman Building and Reedy Chapel in Galveston, 
        Texas, along Texas State Highway 3 and Interstate Highway 45 
        North, to Freedmen's Town, then to Independence Heights and 
        Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas, following the migration 
        route taken by newly freed slaves and other persons of African 
        descent from the major 19th century seaport town of Galveston to 
        the burgeoning community of Freedmen's Town, located in the 4th 
        Ward of Houston, Texas.''.

    Approved January 27, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 434:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-135 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 165 (2019):
                                    July 24, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 166 (2020):
                                    Jan. 13, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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