Federal - HR 4680

National Park Service Centennial Act

Introduced

March 2, 2016

Description

A bill to encourage private investment for National Park Service (official title to be confirmed).

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 1

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  • Dec. 16, 2016 — Became Public Law, PL 114-289, 130 Stat. 1482.

  • Dec. 16, 2016 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H7632

  • Dec. 14, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S18-S19

  • Dec. 13, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H7586

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Measure cleared for the president. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7167

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Measure passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7167

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Considered by the Senate. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7167

  • Dec. 7, 2016 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S6839

  • Dec. 6, 2016 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H7208

  • Dec. 6, 2016 — Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7203-H7208

  • May 19, 2016 — Reported to the House amended by the House Natural Resources Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-576, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H2879

  • May 19, 2016 — The House Agriculture Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee discharged pursuant to clause 2 of rule XIII. Congressional Record p. H2879

  • April 19, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Smith, Lamar (R-Texas)
  • March 16, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Natural Resources Committee.

    March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers Chairman
      R. Bishop, R-Utah —

    Amendment that would impose a four-year term limit for the chairman of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and permit the chairman to be reappointed once. It would require the chairman's first term to begin on Jan. 20, 2017 and end Jan.19, 2021. The amendment also would change the pay rate for the chairman from $170,400 to $150,200.

    Amendment that would impose a four-year term limit for the chairman of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and permit the chairman to be reappointed once. It would require the chairman's first term to begin on Jan. 20, 2017 and end Jan.19, 2021. The amendment also would change the pay rate for the chairman from $170,400 to $150,200.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — NPS Centennial Declaration
      Grijalva, D-Ariz. —

    Amendment that would add language stating that Congress declares that the National Park Service is responsible for financial and technical assistance to states to protect cultural and recreational sites. It also would state that Congress reaffirms and directs the Interior secretary to utilize programs for the conservation of the nation's natural and cultural heritage.

    Amendment that would add language stating that Congress declares that the National Park Service is responsible for financial and technical assistance to states to protect cultural and recreational sites. It also would state that Congress reaffirms and directs the Interior secretary to utilize programs for the conservation of the nation's natural and cultural heritage.

    Withdrawn.

    March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — NPS Intellectual Property
      Huffman, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would require the punishment of anyone who uses the National Park Service logo for business or commercial purposes without written permission of the director of the National Park Service. It would require violators to be fined or imprisoned for up to six months. It would allow the Interior secretary to collect licensing fees for the use of National Park Services insignia and allow the use of such fees for National Park Service parks and programs. It also would allow the Interior secretary to enter into agreements with federal agencies to reproduce museum objects featuring intellectual property controlled by the Interior Department.

    Amendment that would require the punishment of anyone who uses the National Park Service logo for business or commercial purposes without written permission of the director of the National Park Service. It would require violators to be fined or imprisoned for up to six months. It would allow the Interior secretary to collect licensing fees for the use of National Park Services insignia and allow the use of such fees for National Park Service parks and programs. It also would allow the Interior secretary to enter into agreements with federal agencies to reproduce museum objects featuring intellectual property controlled by the Interior Department.

    Withdrawn.

    March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — National Trails
      Huffman, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would classify as part of the national trails system trails that:

    • Provide outdoor recreational activities and travel.
    • Conserve natural and cultural resources.
    • Are designated on federal lands and on any non-federal lands with the landowner's consent .
    • Require any federal authority to regulate the use of the land.

    It also would designate the 6,000 mile American Discovery Trail as a National Discovery Trail. It also would require the National Park Services director, Interior Department and the District of Columbia to inspect the trail and would require at least one trail wide volunteer based organization.

    Under the bill, to be designated as a national discovery trail it would require that trails:

    • Link to one or more metropolitan areas.
    • Be supported by a trail wide volunteer based organization.
    • Extend and pass through more than one state.

    It also would require the creation of a comprehensive plan for the national discovery trail that would:

    • Identify significant natural and historical resources to be preserved.
    • Provide for a general trail development.
    • Include the process for volunteer-based organizations to follow to implement trail marking requirements.

    Amendment that would classify as part of the national trails system trails that:

    • Provide outdoor recreational activities and travel.
    • Conserve natural and cultural resources.
    • Are designated on federal lands and on any non-federal lands with the landowner's consent .
    • Require any federal authority to regulate the use of the land.
    • It also would designate the 6,000 mile American Discovery Trail as a National Discovery Trail. It also would require the National Park Services director, Interior Department and the District of Columbia to inspect the trail and would require at least one trail wide volunteer based organization.

      Under the bill, to be designated as a national discovery trail it would require that trails:

    • Link to one or more metropolitan areas.
    • Be supported by a trail wide volunteer based organization.
    • Extend and pass through more than one state.
    • It also would require the creation of a comprehensive plan for the national discovery trail that would:

    • Identify significant natural and historical resources to be preserved.
    • Provide for a general trail development.
    • Include the process for volunteer-based organizations to follow to implement trail marking requirements.
    • Rejected 13-15.

      March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — NPS Educational Programs
        Huffman, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would allow the Interior secretary to enter contracts with educational institutions to advance National Park Service programs that would:

      • Manage improvements on National Park Service lands.
      • Create National Park Service facilities to restore landscapes.
      • Provide educational programs and develop educational materials.
      • Raise funds through donations to support the National Park Service.

      Amendment that would allow the Interior secretary to enter contracts with educational institutions to advance National Park Service programs that would:

    • Manage improvements on National Park Service lands.
    • Create National Park Service facilities to restore landscapes.
    • Provide educational programs and develop educational materials.
    • Raise funds through donations to support the National Park Service.
    • Withdrawn.

      March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — Public Lands Service Corps
        Grijalva, D-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would rename the Public Lands Corps as the Public Lands Service Corps and direct it to coordinate the corps activities within the Interior Department, Forest Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It also would create an Indian Youth Service Corps liaison to identify and establish opportunities for Indian youth with the Public Lands Service Corps.

      Amendment that would rename the Public Lands Corps as the Public Lands Service Corps and direct it to coordinate the corps activities within the Interior Department, Forest Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It also would create an Indian Youth Service Corps liaison to identify and establish opportunities for Indian youth with the Public Lands Service Corps.

      Withdrawn.

      March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — NPS Infrastructure Fund
        Grijalva, D-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would establish the National Park Service Century Infrastructure fund and require the Treasury secretary to transfer to the NPS Century Infrastructure Fund $300 million annually from fiscal 2017 to 2019 and distribute the remaining outer Continental Shelf revenues to Gulf producing states.

      Amendment that would establish the National Park Service Century Infrastructure fund and require the Treasury secretary to transfer to the NPS Century Infrastructure Fund $300 million annually from fiscal 2017 to 2019 and distribute the remaining outer Continental Shelf revenues to Gulf producing states.

      Rejected 14-23.

      March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — NPS Infrastructure Fund
        Lowenthal, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would establish the National Park Service Century Infrastructure Fund and increase to $50 million from $20 million the amount to be deposited in the fund annually from fiscal 2017 through 2019.

      Amendment that would establish the National Park Service Century Infrastructure Fund and increase to $50 million from $20 million the amount to be deposited in the fund annually from fiscal 2017 through 2019.

      Rejected 15-22.

      March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — Senior Park Pass
        Tsongas, D-Mass. —

      Amendment that would direct the Interior secretary to issue a free National Park Pass to seniors who have purchased at least four park passes.

      Amendment that would direct the Interior secretary to issue a free National Park Pass to seniors who have purchased at least four park passes.

      Withdrawn.

      March 16, 2016 — Committee Vote: National Park Service Fund — Vote to Report

      Establish a National Park Centennial Challenge Fund that would be used to finance programs to enhance the National Park System.

      The bill would authorize $25 million annually in fiscal 2017 through 2023 for use by the National Park Foundation to match private sector investments in projects to enhance the National Park System.

      It also would create a $20 annual pass and an $80 lifetime pass for seniors to the National Park Service.

      It would direct the Interior secretary to develop a list of signature projects and programs eligible for funding from the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund.

      As amended, it would impose a four-year term limit for the chairman of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and permit the chairman to be reappointed once. It would require the chairman's first term to begin on Jan. 20, 2017 and end Jan.19, 2021. The amendment also would change the pay rate for the chairman from $170,400 to $150,200.

      Establish a National Park Centennial Challenge Fund that would be used to finance programs to enhance the National Park System.

      The bill would authorize $25 million annually in fiscal 2017 through 2023 for use by the National Park Foundation to match private sector investments in projects to enhance the National Park System.

      It also would create a $20 annual pass and an $80 lifetime pass for seniors to the National Park Service.

      It would direct the Interior secretary to develop a list of signature projects and programs eligible for funding from the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund.

      As amended, it would impose a four-year term limit for the chairman of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and permit the chairman to be reappointed once. It would require the chairman's first term to begin on Jan. 20, 2017 and end Jan.19, 2021. The amendment also would change the pay rate for the chairman from $170,400 to $150,200.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

  • March 3, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Agriculture, House Education and the Workforce, House Natural Resources.Congressional Record p. H1143