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H.R. 6904 - To designate certain Federal land in the District of Columbia under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service as the “Illinois’ Bicentennial Grove”, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Darin LaHood (R)
Introduced: 2018-09-26
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6904


    To designate certain Federal land in the District of Columbia under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service as the “Illinois’ Bicentennial Grove”, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 26, 2018

    Mr. LaHood (for himself, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Bost, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Kinzinger, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Foster, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Rush, and Mr. Gutiérrez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

    To designate certain Federal land in the District of Columbia under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service as the “Illinois’ Bicentennial Grove”, 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. Designation of Illinois’ Bicentennial Grove.

(a) Designation.—The Federal land in the District of Columbia described as “United States Reservation 343, Anacostia Park, Section F” and commonly known as the River Terrace Area of Anacostia Park is hereby designated as “Illinois’ Bicentennial Grove”.

(b) Tree planting; plaque.—Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary of the Interior shall provide and place a plaque near trees planted in the Illinois’ Bicentennial Grove recognizing the trees as a tribute to the bicentennial of the State of Illinois and four prominent abolitionists from Illinois, Edward Coles, Mary Brown Davis, and Elijah and Owen Lovejoy.

(c) Additions.—The Secretary shall allow for the planting of addition trees and the placement of a commemorative bench in the Illinois’ Bicentennial Grove—

(1) at no cost to the Federal Government; and

(2) on such other terms and conditions that the Secretary determines appropriate.

(d) Funding.—Subsection (b) shall take effect as soon as practicable after non-Federal funds sufficient to cover the cost of the activities authorized by subsection (b) have been donated to the United States for such purpose.

(e) CWA.—The activities authorized by this section shall not be considered to be a “commemorative work” for the purposes of chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code.


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