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H.R. 1012 (ih) To establish the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...

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                       One Hundred Eighth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
           the seventh day of January, two thousand and three

                                 An Act

 To establish the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in the 
              District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    This Act may be cited as the ``Carter G. Woodson Home National 
Historic Site Act''.


    As used in this Act:
        (1) Carter g. woodson home.--The term ``Carter G. Woodson 
    Home'' means the property located at 1538 Ninth Street, Northwest, 
    in the District of Columbia, as depicted on the map.
        (2) Historic site.--The term ``historic site'' means the Carter 
    G. Woodson Home National Historic Site.
        (3) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Carter G. 
    Woodson Home National Historic Site'', numbered 876/82338-A and 
    dated July 22, 2003.
        (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
    the Interior.


    (a) Establishment.--Upon acquisition by the Secretary of the Carter 
G. Woodson Home, or interests therein, the Secretary shall establish 
the historic site as a unit of the National Park System by publication 
of a notice to that effect in the Federal Register.
    (b) Additions to Historic Site.--
        (1) In general.--The Secretary may acquire any of the 3 
    properties immediately north of the Carter G. Woodson Home located 
    at 1540, 1542, and 1544 Ninth Street, Northwest, described on the 
    map as ``Potential Additions to National Historic Site'', for 
    addition to the historic site.
        (2) Boundary revision.--Upon the acquisition of any of the 
    properties described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall revise 
    the boundaries of the historic site to include the property.
    (c) Availability of Map.--The map shall be available for public 
inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service, 
Department of the Interior.
    (d) Acquisition Authority.--The Secretary may acquire the Carter G. 
Woodson Home or any of the properties described in subsection (b)(1), 
including interests therein, and any improvements to the land by 
donation, purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated 
funds, or exchange.
    (e) Administration.--(1) The Secretary shall administer the 
historic site in accordance with this Act and with laws generally 
applicable to units of the National Park System, including the Act of 
August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1, 2-4) and the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 
U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
    (2) General Management Plan.--The Secretary shall prepare a general 
management plan for the historic site not later than three years after 
the date on which funds are made available for that purpose.


    (a) In General.--The Secretary may enter into cooperative 
agreements with public or private entities to provide public 
interpretation and education of African-American heritage in the Shaw 
area of the District of Columbia.
    (b) Rehabilitation.--In order to achieve cost efficiencies in the 
restoration of properties within the historic site, the Secretary may 
enter into an agreement with public or private entities to restore and 
rehabilitate the Carter G. Woodson Home and other properties within the 
boundary of the historic site, subject to such terms and conditions as 
the Secretary deems necessary.
    (c) Agreement With the Association for the Study of African-
American Life and History.--In order to reestablish the historical 
connection between the Carter G. Woodson Home and the association Dr. 
Woodson founded, and to facilitate interpretation of Dr. Woodson's 
achievements, the Secretary may enter into an agreement with The 
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History that 
allows the association to use a portion of the historic site for its 
own administrative purposes. Such agreement shall ensure that the 
association's use of a portion of the historic site is consistent with 
the administration of the historic site, including appropriate public 
access and rent, and such other terms and conditions as the Secretary 
deems necessary.


    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary 
to carry out this Act.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.

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