Legislation

Official Short: American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013

Long Title: To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program.

Sponsors: Mr. Kaine, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Ms. Gillibrand, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Warner, Mr. Cardin, Mr. King, Ms. Landrieu and Mr. Wicker and Mr. Alexander.

STATUS:

  • May 9, 2013.--Introduced.
  • June 11, 2013.--Mr. Blunt added as cosponsor.
  • June 17, 2013.--Mrs. Gillibrand added as cosponsor.
  • June 19, 2013.--Mr. Boozman added as cosponsor.
  • June 24, 2013.--Mr. Wicker added as cosponsor.
  • June 26, 2013.--Mr. Sessions, Mr. Schumer and Mr. Warner added as cosponsors.
  • July 15, 2013.--Mr. Cardin, Mr. King and Ms. Landrieu added as cosponsors.
  • July 31, 2013.--Subcommittee Hearing held.
  • September 19, 2013.--Mrs. Hagan added as cosponsor.
  • November 18, 2013.--Mr. Alexander added as cosponsor.

S.916

American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 916 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 916

To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 9, 2013

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


A BILL

To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program.

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 `American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WAR OF 1812 AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION.

    Section 7301(c) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) is amended as follows:
      (1) In paragraph (1)--
        (A) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:
        `(A) BATTLEFIELD REPORT- The term `battlefield report' means, collectively--
          `(i) the report entitled `Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields', prepared by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, and dated July 1993; and
          `(ii) the report entitled `Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States', prepared by the National Park Service, and dated September 2007.'; and
        (B) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking `Battlefield Report' and inserting `battlefield report'.
      (2) In paragraph (2), by inserting `eligible sites or' after `acquiring'.
      (3) In paragraph (3), by inserting `an eligible site or' after `acquire'.
      (4) In paragraph (4), by inserting `an eligible site or' after `acquiring'.
      (5) In paragraph (5), by striking `An' and inserting `An eligible site or an'.
      (6) By redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (9).
      (7) By inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs:
      `(6) WILLING SELLERS- Acquisition of land or interests in land under this subsection shall be from willing sellers only.
      `(7) REPORT- Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the activities carried out under this subsection, including a description of--
        `(A) preservation activities carried out at the battlefields and associated sites identified in the battlefield report during the period between publication of the battlefield report and the report required under this paragraph;
        `(B) changes in the condition of the battlefields and associated sites during that period; and
        `(C) any other relevant developments relating to the battlefields and associated sites during that period.
      `(8) PROHIBITION ON LOBBYING-
        `(A) IN GENERAL- None of the funds provided pursuant to this section may be used for purposes of lobbying any person or entity regarding the implementation of this section or be granted, awarded, contracted, or otherwise be made available to any person, organization, or entity that participates in such lobbying.
        `(B) LOBBYING DEFINED- For purposes of this paragraph, the term `lobbying' means to directly or indirectly pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone call, letter, printed or written matter, or other device intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government to favor, adopt, or oppose by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, land use plan (including zoning), or appropriation of funds before or after the introduction of any bill, resolution, or other measure proposing such legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriation.'.
        (8) In paragraph (9) (as redesignated by paragraph (6)), by striking `2013' and inserting `2018'.