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H.R. 3008 - George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act
Introduced: 2018-12-11
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
 

George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the childhood home of former President George W. Bush, which is located at 1412 West Ohio Avenue in Midland, Texas.

Interior shall: (1) evaluate the national significance of the site, (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System (NPS), and (3) determine the effect of the site's designation as an NPS unit on existing commercial and recreational uses and the effect on state and local governments to manage those activities.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3008


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 11, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


AN ACT

    To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, located at 1412 West Ohio Avenue, Midland, Texas, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act”.

SEC. 2. Special resource study.

(a) Study.—The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a special resource study of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, located at 1412 West Ohio Avenue, Midland, Texas (referred to in this section as the “site”).

(b) Contents.—In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—

(1) evaluate the national significance of the site;

(2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System;

(3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the site by Federal, State, or local governmental entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;

(4) consult with interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations or any other interested individuals;

(5) determine the effect of the designation of the site as a unit of the National Park System on existing commercial and recreational uses, and the effect on State and local governments to manage those activities;

(6) identify any authorities, including condemnation, that will compel or permit the Secretary to influence or participate in local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-Federal land if the site is designated a unit of the National Park System; and

(7) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.

(c) Applicable law.—The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States Code.

(d) Study results.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate the results of the study and any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.

Passed the House of Representatives December 10, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk

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