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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 140

 To require the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and 
    feasibility of designating the President James K. Polk Home in 
  Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            January 16, 2019

Mr. Alexander (for himself and Mrs. Blackburn) 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 require the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and 
    feasibility of designating the President James K. Polk Home in 
  Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System, 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 ``James K. Polk Presidential Home 
Study Act''.

SEC. 2. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY OF JAMES K. POLK PRESIDENTIAL HOME.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (2) Study area.--The term ``study area'' means the 
        President James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, and 
        adjacent property.
    (b) Special Resource Study.--
            (1) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a special resource 
        study of the study area.
            (2) Contents.--In conducting the study under paragraph (1), 
        the Secretary shall--
                    (A) evaluate the national significance of the study 
                area;
                    (B) determine the suitability and feasibility of 
                designating the study area as a unit of the National 
                Park System;
                    (C) consider other alternatives for preservation, 
                protection, and interpretation of the study area by the 
                Federal Government, State or local government entities, 
                or private and nonprofit organizations;
                    (D) consult with interested Federal agencies, State 
                or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit 
                organizations, or any other interested individuals; and
                    (E) identify cost estimates for any Federal 
                acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, 
                and maintenance associated with the alternatives.
            (3) Applicable law.--The study required under paragraph (1) 
        shall be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 
        54, United States Code.
            (4) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date on which 
        funds are first made available for the study under paragraph 
        (1), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Energy and 
        Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural 
        Resources of the House of Representatives a report that 
        describes--
                    (A) the results of the study; and
                    (B) any conclusions and recommendations of the 
                Secretary.
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