Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 449 (enr) To authorize the Gateway Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park, and for other purposes. [Enrolled bill] ...

H.R. 449 (enr) To authorize the Gateway Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park, and for other purposes. [Enrolled bill] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org


106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 449

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

   To authorize the Gateway Visitor Center at Independence National 
                Historical Park, and for other purposes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 449

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
   To authorize the Gateway Visitor Center at Independence National 
                Historical Park, 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 ``Gateway Visitor Center Authorization 
Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

    (a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:
            (1) The National Park Service completed and approved in 
        1997 a general management plan for Independence National 
        Historical Park that establishes goals and priorities for the 
        park's future.
            (2) The general management plan for Independence National 
        Historical Park calls for the revitalization of Independence 
        Mall and recommends as a critical component of the Independence 
        Mall's revitalization the development of a new ``Gateway 
        Visitor Center''.
            (3) Such a visitor center would replace the existing park 
        visitor center and would serve as an orientation center for 
        visitors to the park and to city and regional attractions.
            (4) Subsequent to the completion of the general management 
        plan, the National Park Service undertook and completed a 
        design project and master plan for Independence Mall which 
        includes the Gateway Visitor Center.
            (5) Plans for the Gateway Visitor Center call for it to be 
        developed and managed, in cooperation with the Secretary of the 
        Interior, by a nonprofit organization which represents the 
        various public and civic interests of the greater Philadelphia 
        metropolitan area.
            (6) The Gateway Visitor Center Corporation, a nonprofit 
        organization, has been established to raise funds for and 
        cooperate in a program to design, develop, construct, and 
        operate the proposed Gateway Visitor Center.
    (b) Purpose.--The purpose of this Act is to authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Gateway 
Visitor Center Corporation to construct and operate a regional visitor 
center on Independence Mall.

SEC. 3. GATEWAY VISITOR CENTER AUTHORIZATION.

    (a) Agreement.--The Secretary of the Interior, in administering the 
Independence National Historical Park, may enter into an agreement 
under appropriate terms and conditions with the Gateway Visitor Center 
Corporation (a nonprofit corporation established under the laws of the 
State of Pennsylvania) to facilitate the construction and operation of 
a regional Gateway Visitor Center on Independence Mall.
    (b) Operations of Center.--The Agreement shall authorize the 
Corporation to operate the Center in cooperation with the Secretary and 
to provide at the Center information, interpretation, facilities, and 
services to visitors to Independence National Historical Park, its 
surrounding historic sites, the city of Philadelphia, and the region, 
in order to assist in their enjoyment of the historic, cultural, 
educational, and recreational resources of the greater Philadelphia 
area.
    (c) Management-Related Activities.--The Agreement shall authorize 
the Secretary to undertake at the Center activities related to the 
management of Independence National Historical Park, including, but not 
limited to, provision of appropriate visitor information and 
interpretive facilities and programs related to Independence National 
Historical Park.
    (d) Activities of Corporation.--The Agreement shall authorize the 
Corporation, acting as a private nonprofit organization, to engage in 
activities appropriate for operation of a regional visitor center that 
may include, but are not limited to, charging fees, conducting events, 
and selling merchandise, tickets, and food to visitors to the Center.
    (e) Use of Revenues.--Revenues from activities engaged in by the 
Corporation shall be used for the operation and administration of the 
Center.
    (f) Protection of Park.--Nothing in this section authorizes the 
Secretary or the Corporation to take any actions in derogation of the 
preservation and protection of the values and resources of Independence 
National Historical Park.
    (g) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Agreement.--The term ``Agreement'' means an agreement 
        under this section between the Secretary and the Corporation.
            (2) Center.--The term ``Center'' means a Gateway Visitor 
        Center constructed and operated in accordance with the 
        Agreement.
            (3) Corporation.--The term ``Corporation'' means the 
        Gateway Visitor Center Corporation (a nonprofit corporation 
        established under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania).
            (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.

            Passed the House of Representatives April 12, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 S. 1567 (rh) To designate the United States courthouse located at 223 Broad Street in Albany, Georgia, as the ``C.B. King United States Courthouse''. [Reported in House] ...
2 H.R. 4554 (rs) To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1602 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the ``Joseph F. Smith Post Office Building''. [Reported in Senate] ...
3 H.Res. 134 (ih) Supporting National Civility Week, Inc. in its efforts to restore civility, honesty, integrity, and respectful consideration in the United States. [Introduced in House] ...
4 H.Res. 651 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
5 S. 3273 (is) To require the Federal Election Commission to study voting procedures in Federal elections, award Voting Improvement Grants to States, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
6 H.R. 4442 (eh) To establish a commission to promote awareness of the National Wildlife Refuge System among the American public as the System celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2003, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...
7 H.R. 2879 (ih) To provide for the placement at the Lincoln Memorial of a plaque commemorating the speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., known as the ``I Have A Dream'' speech. [Introduced in House] ...
8 H.R. 5148 (ih) To provide for the establishment of a national database of ballistics information about firearms for use in fighting crime, and to require firearms manufacturers to provide ballistics information about new firearms to the national database....
9 H.J.Res. 117 (ih) Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
10 H.Res. 352 (rh) Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2389) to restore [Reported in House] ...
11 S. 1806 (is) To authorize the payment of a gratuity to certain members of the Armed Forces who served at Bataan and Corregidor during World War II, or the surviving spouses of such members, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
12 S. 383 (is) To establish a national policy of basic consumer fair treatment for airline passengers. [Introduced in Senate] ...
13 S. 1364 (is) To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to increase public [Introduced in Senate] ...
14 S. 880 (rs) To amend the Clean Air Act to remove flammable fuels from the list of substances with respect to which reporting and other activities are required under the risk management plan program. [Reported in Senate] ...
15 H.R. 976 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the amount of payment under the Medicare Program for pap smear laboratory tests. [Introduced in House] ...
16 H.R. 5234 (eh) To amend the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000 to extend the applicability of that Act to certain former spouses of deceased Hmong veterans. [Engrossed in House] ...
17 H.R. 2389 (ih) To restore stability and predictability to the annual payments made to States and counties containing National Forest System lands and public domain lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for use by the counties for the benefit of p...
18 S. 575 (is) To redesignate the National School Lunch Act as the ``Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act''. [Introduced in Senate] ...
19 S. 100 (ris) To grant the power to the President to reduce budget authority. [Referral Instructions Senate] ...
20 H.Res. 236 (rh) Providing for consideration of a concurrent resolution providing for adjournment of the House and Senate for the Independence Day district work period. [Reported in House] ...
21 S. 1863 (is) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an incentive to small businesses to establish and maintain qualified pension plans by allowing a credit against income taxes for contributions to, and start- up costs of, the plan. [Introd...
22 S. 1959 (is) To provide for the fiscal responsibility of the Federal Government. [Introduced in Senate] ...
23 H.R. 1143 (ih) To establish a program to provide assistance for programs of credit and other financial services for microenterprises in developing countries, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
24 H.R. 1665 (ih) To allow the National Park Service to acquire certain land for addition to the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia, as previously authorized by law, by purchase or exchange as well as by donation. [Introduced in House] ...
25 H.R. 457 (rh) To amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the amount of leave time available to a Federal employee in any year in connection with serving as an organ donor, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
26 H.Res. 401 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
27 H.R. 4489 (rds) To amend section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, and for other purposes. [Received in the Senate] ...
28 S. 3072 (rs) To assist in the enhancement of the development and expansion of international economic assistance programs that utilize cooperatives and credit unions, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
29 S. 2508 (es) To amend the Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement Act of 1988 to provide for a final settlement of the claims of the Colorado Ute Indian Tribes, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
30 H.R. 4807 (rh) To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend programs established under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...


Other Documents:

106th 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