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114th Congress   }                                        {     Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                        {    114-845

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                     CHICANO PARK PRESERVATION ACT

                                _______
                                

December 5, 2016.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3711]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 3711) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct a special resource study of Chicano Park, located in 
San Diego, California, and for other purposes, having 
considered the same, reports favorably thereon with an 
amendment and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.
    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Chicano Park Preservation Act''.

SEC. 2. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY.

  (a) Study.--The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a special 
resource study of Chicano Park and its murals located in San Diego, 
California.
  (b) Contents.--In conducting the study under subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall--
          (1) evaluate the national significance of the site;
          (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating 
        the site as a National Historic Landmark or Affiliated Area of 
        the National Park System;
          (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, 
        and interpretation of Chicano Park and its murals by Federal, 
        State, or local governmental entities, or private and nonprofit 
        organizations;
          (4) consult with interested Federal, State, or local 
        governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations or 
        any other interested individuals; and
          (5) identify cost estimates for any development, 
        interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the 
        alternatives.
  (c) Applicable Law.--The study required under subsection (a) shall be 
conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States 
Code, except that the study shall not consider any options that involve 
Federal acquisition of lands, interests in lands, or any other property 
related to the Chicano Park and its murals.
  (d) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date on which funds 
are first made available for the study under subsection (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 a report containing the results of the study 
and any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 3711 is to authorize the Secretary of 
the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Chicano 
Park, located in San Diego, California.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Located in the Barrio Logan community of San Diego, Chicano 
Park is a 7.4 acre parcel known for its display of nearly fifty 
vibrant murals depicting the history of Chicano culture and the 
Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Residents secured the creation 
of the park in 1970 by protesting the construction of a parking 
lot on vacant land the city previously promised for the 
development of a community park. After successfully taking over 
the land, artists painted dozens of vibrant murals on the 
pillars and ramps of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge located 
in the park, creating the largest concentration of Chicano 
murals in the world.
    H.R. 3711 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to 
evaluate the national significance of Chicano Park and 
determine the suitability and feasibility of designating it as 
a National Historic Landmark or Affiliated Area of the National 
Park System through a special resource study. The bill 
specifically prohibits the Secretary from considering any 
options that result in the Federal acquisition of Chicano Park.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 3711 was introduced on October 8, 2015, by Congressman 
Juan Vargas (D-CA). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Federal Lands. On November 15, 2016, the Natural Resources 
Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee was 
discharged by unanimous consent. Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) 
offered an amendment designated #1 to the bill; it was adopted 
by unanimous consent. No further amendments were offered, and 
the bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House of Representatives by unanimous consent on November 16, 
2016.

            COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation and Congressional Budget Act of 
1974. With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and 
(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives 
and sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the enclosed cost estimate for 
the bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, November 29, 2016.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 3711, the Chicano 
Park Preservation Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Jon Sperl.
            Sincerely,
                                                        Keith Hall.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 3711--Chicano Park Preservation Act

    H.R. 3711 would require the National Park Service (NPS) to 
conduct a special resource study of the Chicano Park located in 
San Diego, California. (The park and its murals depict the 
history of Chicano culture and the Chicano Civil Rights 
Movement.) The study would determine whether the site meets NPS 
criteria for inclusion in the National Park System. Based on 
information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates that 
implementing the legislation would cost $250,000 over the 2017-
2021 period; such spending would be subject to the availability 
of appropriated funds.
    Enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending 
or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3711 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
    H.R. 3711 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Jon Sperl. The 
estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to conduct a special resource study 
of Chicano Park, located in San Diego, California.

                           EARMARK STATEMENT

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       COMPLIANCE WITH H. RES. 5

    Directed Rule Making. The Chairman does not believe that 
this bill directs any executive branch official to conduct any 
specific rule-making proceedings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.

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