Home > 108th Congressional Bills > H.R. 1012 (rs) To establish the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...

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


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org


108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1012


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 15, 2003

                                Received

                              May 21, 2003

    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
                               Resources

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 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,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Carter G. Woodson Home National 
Historic Site Establishment Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

    (a) Findings.--The Congress finds that:
            (1) Dr. Carter G. Woodson, considered the father of 
        African-American history, founded in 1915 The Association for 
        the Study of Negro Life and History, renamed as The Association 
        for the Study of African-American Life and History.
            (2) Through the Association, Dr. Woodson, the son of slaves 
        who earned a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University, dedicated 
        his life to educating the American public about the extensive 
        and positive contributions of African Americans to the Nation's 
        history and culture.
            (3) Under Dr. Woodson's leadership, Negro History Week was 
        designated in 1926. That designation has since evolved into 
        Black History Month in February of each year.
            (4) The headquarters and operations of the Association was 
        Dr. Woodson's home at 1538 Ninth Street, Northwest, Washington, 
        D.C., where he lived from 1915 to 1950.
            (5) The Carter G. Woodson Home was designated as a National 
        Historic Landmark in 1976 for its national significance in 
        African-American cultural heritage.
            (6) A National Park Service study of the Carter G. Woodson 
        Home dated June 2002, found that the Carter G. Woodson Home is 
        suitable for designation as a unit of the National Park System, 
        and is feasible for designation so long as property adjacent to 
        the home is available for National Park Service administrative, 
        curatorial, access, and visitor interpretative needs.
            (7) Establishment of the Carter G. Woodson Home National 
        Historic Site would foster opportunities for developing and 
        promoting interpretation of African-American cultural heritage 
        throughout the Shaw area of Washington, D.C.
    (b) Purpose.--The purpose of this Act is to preserve, protect, and 
interpret for the benefit, education, and inspiration of present and 
future generations, the home of the preeminent historian and educator 
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the organization known today as The 
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the 
        Interior.
            (2) The term ``historic site'' means the Carter G. Woodson 
        Home National Historic Site.
            (3) The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Carter G. 
        Woodson Home National Historic Site'', numbered 876/82338 and 
        dated February 10, 2003.

SEC. 4. CARTER G. WOODSON HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.

    (a) Establishment.--After the Secretary has acquired, or agreed to 
a long-term lease for, the majority of the property described in 
subsection (b), the Secretary shall establish as a unit of the National 
Park System the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site.
    (b) Boundary.--The historic site shall consist of the property 
located at 1538 Ninth Street, Northwest, in the District of Columbia 
and three adjoining houses north of that address, as depicted on the 
map, if acquired or leased by the Secretary.
    (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.--The Secretary may acquire lands or interests in 
lands, and improvements thereon, within the boundary of the historic 
site from willing owners by donation, purchase with donated or 
appropriated funds, or exchange.
    (e) Administration.--
            (1) In general.--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 (commonly known as the 
        National Park Service Organic Act; 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), and 
        the Act of August 21, 1935 (commonly known as the Historic 
        Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act; 16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
            (2) Rehabilitation agreement.--In order to achieve cost 
        efficiencies in the restoration of property, the Secretary may 
        enter into an agreement with the Shiloh Community Development 
        Corporation for the purpose of rehabilitating the Carter G. 
        Woodson Home and other property within the boundary of the 
        historic site. The agreement may contain such terms and 
        conditions as the Secretary deems appropriate.
            (3) Operation agreement.--In order to reestablish the 
        historical connection between the home of Dr. Woodson and the 
        association he 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. The agreement may contain such terms and conditions 
        as the Secretary deems appropriate.
            (4) Cooperative agreements.--The Secretary may enter into 
        cooperative agreements with public and private entities for the 
        purpose of fostering interpretation of African-American 
        heritage in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C.
            (5) General management plan.--The Secretary shall prepare a 
        general management plan for the historic site within three 
        years after funds are made available for that purpose.

SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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

            Passed the House of Representatives May 14, 2003.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

                            By Martha C. Morrison,

                                                          Deputy Clerk.

Pages: 1

Other Popular 108th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.Res. 819 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
2 S. 2145 (is) To regulate the unauthorized installation of computer software, to require clear disclosure to computer users of certain computer software features that may pose a threat to user privacy, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] %%Filen...
3 H.R. 1859 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from income and employment taxes and wage withholding property tax rebates and other benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders. [Introduced in House] %...
4 H.R. 1098 (ih) To provide that, if an individual is expelled from Congress, any Member [Introduced in House] ...
5 H.R. 3016 (ih) To combat terrorism financing, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
6 H.Res. 619 (rh) Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4227) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend to 2005 the alternative minimum tax relief available in 2003 and 2004 and to index such relief for inflation. [Reported in House] %%Fi...
7 S. 426 (es) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain parcels of [Engrossed in Senate] ...
8 H.Con.Res. 330 (ih) Expressing the concern of Congress regarding human rights violations committed against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered (LGBT) individuals around the world based on their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender id...
9 H.Con.Res. 276 (ih) Providing that any agreement relating to trade and investment that is negotiated by the executive branch with other countries must comply with certain minimum standards. [Introduced in House] ...
10 H.R. 5323 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a nonrefundable tax credit against income tax for individuals who purchase a residential safe storage device for the safe storage of firearms. [Introduced in House] ...
11 H.R. 620 (ih) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide supplemental [Introduced in House] ...
12 H.R. 3734 (rh) To designate the Federal building located at Fifth and Richardson Avenues in Roswell, New Mexico, as the ``Joe Skeen Federal Building''. [Reported in House] ...
13 H.J.Res. 52 (ih) Recognizing the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Baltimore, Maryland, as the official national museum of dentistry in the United States. [Introduced in House] ...
14 H.R. 1569 (ih) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located on Kinderkamack Road in Emerson, New Jersey, as the ``Gary Albero Post Office Building''. [Introduced in House] ...
15 H.R. 3012 (ih) To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service, located at 315 Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, as the ``James E. Davis Post Office Building''. [Introduced in House] ...
16 S. 2804 (pcs) Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes. [Placed on Calendar Senate] ...
17 H.R. 1910 (ih) To prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance. [Introduced in House] ...
18 H.R. 4057 (ih) To establish a grant program administered under an agreement among the [Introduced in House] ...
19 H.Con.Res. 465 (ih) Commending the efforts of women in the Republic of Colombia to promote peace. [Introduced in House] ...
20 H.R. 307 (ih) To provide emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers to respond to severe crop losses and livestock losses incurred in 2001 and 2002, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
21 S. 1924 (is) To provide for the coverage of milk production under the H-2A nonimmigrant worker program. [Introduced in Senate] ...
22 H.R. 5364 (eh) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5505 Stevens Way in San Diego, California, as the ``Earl B. Gilliam/ Imperial Avenue Post Office Building''. [Engrossed in House] ...
23 H.R. 2328 (rfs) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2001 East Willard Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the ``Robert A. Borski Post Office Building''. [Referred in Senate] ...
24 S. 1848 (es) To amend the Bend Pine Nursery Land Conveyance Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to sell the Bend Pine Nursery Administrative Site in the State of Oregon. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
25 H.Con.Res. 106 (ih) Recognizing and honoring America's Jewish community on the occasion of its 350th anniversary, supporting the designation of an ``American Jewish History Month'', and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
26 H.Res. 617 (ih) Expressing support for the accession of Israel to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). [Introduced in House] ...
27 H.R. 3988 (ih) To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 by strengthening and expanding the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) in order to facilitate the transition of low-income high school students into post-secon...
28 S. 1499 (rfh) To adjust the boundaries of Green Mountain National Forest. [Referred in House] ...
29 S.Res. 382 (ats) Authorizing the taking of a photograph in the Chamber of the United States Senate. [Agreed to Senate] ...
30 S. 347 (es) To direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of [Engrossed in Senate] ...


Other Documents:

108th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy