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Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act

Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act

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U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei has introduced a bill that would create the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, NY and a similar park in three Maryland counties.
U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei has introduced a bill that would create the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, NY and a similar park in three Maryland counties.

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TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
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To establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New  York, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Histor-ical Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland, andfor other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. M
 AFFEI
introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on
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A BILL
 
To establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parkin Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Under-ground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline,Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland, and forother purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Harriet Tubman Na-
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tional Historical Parks Act’’.
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SEC. 2. HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD NA-
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TIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, MARYLAND.
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(a) D
EFINITIONS
.—In this section:
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(1) H
ISTORICAL PARK 
.—The term ‘‘historical
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park’’ means the Harriet Tubman Underground
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Railroad National Historical Park established by 
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subsection (b)(1)(A).
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(2) M
 AP
.—The term ‘‘map’’ means the map en-
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titled ‘‘Authorized Acquisition Area for the Proposed
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National
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Historical Park’’, numbered T20/80,001, and dated
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July 2010.
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(3) S
ECRETARY 
.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means
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the Secretary of the Interior.
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(4) S
TATE
.—The term ‘‘State’’ means the State
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of Maryland.
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(b) H
 ARRIET
T
UBMAN
U
NDERGROUND
R
 AILROAD
 
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N
 ATIONAL
H
ISTORICAL
P
 ARK 
.—
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(1) E
STABLISHMENT
.—
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(A) I
N GENERAL
.—Subject to subpara-
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graph (B), there is established the Harriet Tub-
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man Underground Railroad National Historical
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Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Coun-
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ties, Maryland, as a unit of the National Park
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System.
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3(B) D
ETERMINATION BY SECRETAR
.—
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The historical park shall not be established
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 until the date on which the Secretary deter-
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mines that a sufficient quantity of land, or in-
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terests in land, has been acquired to constitute
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a manageable park unit.
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(C) N
OTICE
.—Not later than 30 days after
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the date on which the Secretary makes a deter-
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mination under subparagraph (B), the Sec-
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retary shall publish in the Federal Register no-
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tice of the establishment of the historical park,
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including an official boundary map for the his-
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torical park.
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(D) A 
 VAILABILITY OF MAP
.—The official
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 boundary map published under subparagraph
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(C) shall be on file and available for public in-
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spection in appropriate offices of the National
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Park Service.
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(2) P
URPOSE
.—The purpose of the historical
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park is to preserve and interpret for the benefit of 
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present and future generations the historical, cul-
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tural, and natural resources associated with the life
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of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
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(3) L
 AND ACQUISITION
.—
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