Legislation

Nov 18 2013

S. 1718

Long Title: To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mr. Warner and Mr. Kaine.

STATUS:

  • November 18, 2013.--Introduced.
  • July 23, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee. (56)

S.1718

To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes. (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 1718 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1718

To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 18, 2013

Mr. REID (for Mr. WARNER (for himself and Mr. KAINE)) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 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. PETERSBURG NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD BOUNDARY MODIFICATION.

    (a) In General- The boundary of the Petersburg National Battlefield is modified to include the land and interests in land as generally depicted on the map titled `Petersburg National Battlefield Boundary Expansion', numbered 325/80,080, and dated June 2007. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
    (b) Acquisition of Properties- The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the `Secretary') is authorized to acquire the land and interests in land, described in subsection (a), from willing sellers only, by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer.
    (c) Administration- The Secretary shall administer any land or interests in land acquired under subsection (b) as part of the Petersburg National Battlefield in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
    (d) Administrative Jurisdiction Transfer-
      (1) IN GENERAL- There is transferred--
        (A) from the Secretary to the Secretary of the Army administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 1.170-acre parcel of land depicted as `Area to be transferred to Fort Lee Military Reservation' on the map described in paragraph (2); and
        (B) from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 1.171-acre parcel of land depicted as `Area to be transferred to Petersburg National Battlefield' on the map described in paragraph (2).
      (2) MAP- The land transferred is depicted on the map titled `Petersburg National Battlefield Proposed Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction', numbered 325/80,801A, dated May 2011. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
      (3) CONDITIONS OF TRANSFER- The transfer of administrative jurisdiction under paragraph (1) is subject to the following conditions:
        (A) NO REIMBURSEMENT OR CONSIDERATION- The transfer is without reimbursement or consideration.
        (B) MANAGEMENT- The land conveyed to the Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be included within the boundary of the Petersburg National Battlefield and shall be administered as part of that park in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.