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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 298


To establish the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 31, 2019

Ms. Duckworth (for herself and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To establish the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois, 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 “Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument Act”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) HISTORIC MONUMENT.—The term “Historic Monument” means the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument established by section 3(a)(1).

(2) MAP.—The term “Map” means the map entitled “Springfield Race Riot National Memorial Proposed Boundary”, numbered 687/148588, and dated October 2018.

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service.

SEC. 3. Establishment of Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument.

(a) Establishment.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), there is established the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois, as a unit of the National Park System, to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations resources associated with the Springfield Race Riot of 1908 and the role of the riot in the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

(2) CONDITIONS.—The Historic Monument shall not be established until the date on which the Secretary acquires sufficient land within the boundary of the Historic Monument to constitute a manageable unit.

(b) Boundaries.—The boundaries of the Historic Monument shall be the boundaries generally depicted on the Map.

(c) Availability of map.—The Map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(d) Acquisition of authority.—The Secretary may acquire any land or interest in land located within the boundary of the Historic Monument by—

(1) donation;

(2) purchase with donated or appropriated funds; or

(3) exchange.

(e) Agreements.—The Secretary may enter into agreements with—

(1) the city of Springfield, Illinois, for the purpose of establishing and operating outside of the Historic Monument boundary facilities for administration and visitor services; and

(2) other public or private entities for the purposes of carrying out this Act.

(f) Administration.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall administer the Historic Monument in accordance with—

(A) this Act; and

(B) the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System.

(2) MANAGEMENT PLAN.—

(A) DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available to the Secretary for the preparation of a general management plan for the Historic Monument, the Secretary shall prepare a general management plan for the Historic Monument in accordance with section 100502 of title 54, United States Code.

(B) SUBMISSION TO CONGRESS.—On completion of the general management plan under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate the general management plan prepared under that subparagraph.