Legislation

Official Short: Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act

Long Title: To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park.

Sponsors: Mr. Cochran and Mr. Wicker

STATUS:

  • February 13, 2013.--Introduced.
  • April 23, 2013.--Hearing by subcommittee on National Parks.
  • May 16, 2013.--Full committee business meeting; ordered reported with amendments favorably.
  • June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate with amendments.  S. Rept. 113-57.
  • June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 111].

S.305

Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 305 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 305

To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 13, 2013

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


A BILL

To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park.

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 `Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act'.

SEC. 2. VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK.

    (a) Acquisition of Land-
      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the `Secretary') may acquire the land or any interests in land within the area identified as `Modified Core Battlefield' for the Port Gibson Unit, the Champion Hill Unit, and the Raymond Unit as generally depicted on the map entitled `Vicksburg National Military Park--Proposed Battlefield Additions', numbered 306/100986, and dated October 2010.
      (2) METHODS OF ACQUISITION- Land may be acquired under paragraph (1) by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that land owned by the State of Mississippi or any political subdivisions of the State may be acquired only by donation.
    (b) Availability of Map- The map described in subsection (a)(1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
    (c) Boundary Adjustment- On the acquisition of land by the Secretary under this Act--
      (1) the acquired land shall be added to Vicksburg National Military Park;
      (2) the boundary of the Vicksburg National Military Park shall be adjusted to reflect the acquisition of the land; and
      (3) the acquired land shall be administered as part of the Vicksburg National Military Park in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations).
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.