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H.R. 5706 - World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act

Introduced: 2018-11-14
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5706


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 14, 2018

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


AN ACT

    To establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai’i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai’i, 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 “World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act”.

SEC. 2. Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Hawai’i.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) MAP.—The term “Map” means the map entitled “Pearl Harbor National Memorial—Proposed Boundary”, numbered 580/140,514, and dated November 2017.

(2) NATIONAL MEMORIAL.—The term “National Memorial” means the Pearl Harbor National Memorial established by subsection (b)(1)(A).

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b) Pearl Harbor National Memorial.—

(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—There is established the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai’i as a unit of the National Park System.

(B) BOUNDARIES.—The boundaries of the National Memorial shall be the boundaries generally depicted on the Map.

(C) AVAILABILITY OF MAP.—The Map shall be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(2) PURPOSES.—The purposes of the National Memorial are to preserve, interpret, and commemorate for the benefit of present and future generations the history of World War II in the Pacific from the events leading to the December 7, 1941, attack on O’ahu, to peace and reconciliation.

(c) Administration.—The Secretary shall administer the National Memorial in accordance with this section, section 121 of Public Law 111–88, and the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System including—

(1) section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections 100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of title 54, United States Code; and

(2) chapter 3201 of title 54, United States Code.

(d) Removal of Pearl Harbor National Memorial from World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.—

(1) BOUNDARIES.—The boundaries of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument are revised to exclude from the monument the land and interests in land identified as the “Pearl Harbor National Memorial” as depicted on the Map.

(2) INCORPORATION INTO NATIONAL MEMORIAL.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The land and interests in land excluded from the monument under paragraph (1) are incorporated in and made part of the National Memorial in accordance with this section.

(B) USE OF FUNDS.—Any funds for the purposes of the land and interests in land excluded from the monument under paragraph (1) shall be made available for the purposes of the National Memorial.

(C) REFERENCES.—Any references in law (other than in this Act), regulation, document, record, map or other paper of the United States to resources in the State of Hawai’i included in the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument shall be considered a reference to Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

SEC. 3. Honouliuli National Historic Site, Hawai’i.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) HISTORIC SITE.—The term “Historic Site” means the Honouliuli National Historic Site established by subsection (b)(1)(A).

(2) MAP.—The term “Map” means the map entitled “Honouliuli National Historic Site—Proposed Boundary”, numbered 680/139428, and dated June 2017.

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b) Honouliuli National Historic Site.—

(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—There is established the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai’i as a unit of the National Park System.

(B) BOUNDARIES.—The boundaries of the Historic Site shall be the boundaries generally depicted on the Map.

(C) AVAILABILITY OF MAP.—The Map shall be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(2) PURPOSES.—The purposes of the Historic Site are to preserve and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations the history associated with the internment and detention of civilians of Japanese and other ancestries during World War II in Hawai’i, the impacts of war and martial law on society in the Hawaiian Islands, and the co-location and diverse experiences of Prisoners of War at the Honouliuli Internment Camp site.

(c) Administration.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall administer the Historic Site in accordance with this section and the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including—

(A) section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections 100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of title 54, United States Code; and

(B) chapter 3201 of title 54, United States Code.

(2) PARTNERSHIPS.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may enter into agreements with, or acquire easements from, the owners of property adjacent to the Historic Site to provide public access to the Historic Site.

(B) INTERPRETATION.—The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with governmental and nongovernmental organizations to provide for interpretation at the Historic Site.

(3) SHARED RESOURCES.—To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary may use the resources of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial to administer the Historic Site.

(d) Abolishment of Honouliuli National Monument.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—In light of the establishment of the Honouliuli National Historic Site, the Honouliuli National Monument is hereby abolished and the lands and interests therein are incorporated within and made part of Honouliuli National Historic Site. Any funds available for purposes of Honouliuli National Monument shall be available for purposes of the Historic Site.

(2) REFERENCES.—Any references in law (other than in this Act), regulation, document, record, map or other paper of the United States to Honouliuli National Monument shall be considered a reference to Honouliuli National Historic Site.

Passed the House of Representatives November 13, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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