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                                                       Calendar No. 627
105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2240

To establish the Adams National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of 
                 Massachusetts, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 26, 1998

 Mr. Murkowski introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
       referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

                           September 25, 1998

               Reported by Mr. Murkowski, with amendments
  [Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To establish the Adams National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of 
                 Massachusetts, 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 ``Adams National Historical Park Act 
of 1998''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
            (1) in 1946, Secretary of the Interior J.A. Krug, by means 
        of the authority granted the Secretary of the Interior under 
        section 2 of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935, 
        established the Adams Mansion National Historic Site, located 
        in Quincy, Massachusetts;
            (2) in 1952, Acting Secretary of the Interior Vernon D. 
        Northrup enlarged the site and renamed it the Adams National 
        Historic Site, using the Secretary's authority as provided in 
        the Historic Sites Act;
            (3) in 1972, Congress, through Public Law 92-272, 
        authorized the Secretary of the Interior to add approximately 
        3.68 acres at Adams National Historic Site;
            (4) in 1978, Congress, through Public Law 95-625, 
        authorized the Secretary of the Interior to accept by 
        conveyance the birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, 
        both in Quincy, Massachusetts, to be managed as part of the 
        Adams National Historic Site;
            (5) in 1980, Congress, through Public Law 96-435, 
        authorized the Secretary of the Interior to accept the 
        conveyance of the United First Parish Church in Quincy, 
        Massachusetts, the burial place of John Adams, Abigail Adams, 
        and John Quincy Adams and his wife, to be administered as part 
        of the Adams National Historic Site;
            (6) the actions taken by past Secretaries of the Interior 
        and past Congresses to preserve for the benefit, education and 
        inspiration of present and future generations of Americans the 
        home, property, birthplaces and burial site of John Adams, John 
        Quincy Adams, and Abigail Adams, have resulted in a multi-site 
        unit of the National Park System with no overarching enabling 
        or authorizing legislation; and
            (7) that the sites and resources associated with John 
        Adams, 2nd President of the United States, his wife Abigail 
        Adams, and John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United 
        States, require recognition as a national historical park in 
        the National Park System.
    (b) Purpose.--The purpose of this Act is to establish the Adams 
National Historical Park in the City of Quincy, in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to preserve, maintain and interpret the home, property, 
birthplaces, and burial site of John Adams and his wife Abigail, John 
Quincy Adams, and subsequent generations of the Adams family associated 
with the Adams property in Quincy, Massachusetts, for the benefit, 
education and inspiration of present and future generations of 
Americans.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    As used in this Act:
        <DELETED>    (1) Adams property.--The term ``Adams property'' 
        means the property currently owned by the National Park Service 
        and commonly referred to as the Old House and Stone Library 
        situated at the northwest corner of the intersection of Adams 
        Street and Newport Avenue in Quincy, Massachusetts.</DELETED>
            (1) Historical park.--The term ``historical park'' means 
        the Adams National Historical Park established in section 4.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.

<DELETED>SEC. 4. ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Establishment.--In order to preserve for the benefit 
and inspiration of the people of the United States as a national 
historical park certain properties in Quincy, Massachusetts, there is 
established as a unit of the National Park System the Adams National 
Historical Park.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Boundaries.--(1) The historical park shall be 
comprised of all property currently owned by the National Park Service 
as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Adams National Historical 
Park'', numbered </DELETED>________ <DELETED>and dated 
</DELETED>________<DELETED>, 1997. Such map shall be on file and 
available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the 
National Park Service.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (2) To preserve the historical setting of the Adams 
property, the Secretary is authorized to acquire up to 10 additional 
acres for the development of visitor, administrative, museum, 
curatorial, and maintenance facilities adjacent to or in the general 
proximity of the property depicted on the map identified in subsection 
(b)(1) of this section. Any lands acquired shall be administered by the 
Secretary as part of the park and the park's boundary shall be modified 
to include the additional land parcels upon their conveyance.</DELETED>

SEC. 4. ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.

    (a) Establishment.--In order to preserve for the benefit and 
inspiration of the people of the United States as a national historical 
park certain properties in Quincy, Massachusetts, associated with John 
Adams, second President of the United States, his wife, Abigail Adams, 
John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States, and his wife, 
Louisa Adams, there is established the Adams National Historical Park 
as a unit of the National Park System.
    (b) Boundaries.--
            (1) The historical park shall be comprised of the 
        following:
                    (A) All property administered by the National Park 
                Service in the Adams National Historic Site as of the 
                date of enactment of this Act, as well as all property 
                previously authorized to be acquired by the Secretary 
                for inclusion in the Adams National Historic Site, as 
                generally depicted on the map entitled ``Adams National 
                Historical Park'', numbered NERO 386/80,000, and dated 
                April 1998;
                    (B) all property authorized to be acquired for 
                inclusion in the historical park by this Act or other 
                law enacted after the date of the enactment of this 
                Act.
    (c) Visitor and Administrative Sites.--To preserve the historical 
character and landscape of the main features of the historical park, 
the Secretary may acquire up to 10 acres for the development of 
visitor, administrative, museum, curatorial, and maintenance facilities 
adjacent to or in the general proximity of the property depicted on the 
map identified in subsection (b)(1)(A).
    (d) Map.--The map of the historical park shall be on file and 
available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the 
National Park Service.

SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) In General.--The park shall be administered by the Secretary in 
accordance with this section and the provisions of law generally 
applicable to units of the National Park System, including the Act 
entitled ``An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other 
purposes'', approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2, 3, 
and 4) and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461-
467), as amended.
    (b) Cooperative Agreements.--(1) The Secretary may consult and 
enter into cooperative agreements with interested entities and 
individuals to provide for the preservation, development, 
interpretation, and use of the park.
    (2) Any payment made by the Secretary pursuant to a cooperative 
agreement under this paragraph shall be subject to an agreement that 
conversion, use, or disposal of the project so assisted for purposes 
contrary to the purposes of this Act, as determined by the Secretary, 
shall result in a right of the United States to reimbursement of all 
funds made available to such a project or the proportion of the 
increased value of the project attributable to such funds as determined 
at the time of such conversion, use, or disposal, whichever is greater.
    (c) Acquisition of Real Property.--For the purposes of the park, 
the Secretary is authorized to acquire real property with appropriated 
or donated funds, by donation, or by exchange, within the boundaries of 
the park.
    (d) Repeal of Superceded Administrative Authorities.--
            (1) Section 312 of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 
        1978 (Public Law 95-625; 92 Stat. 3479) is amended by striking 
        ``(a)'' after ``SEC. 312''; and strike subsection (b) in its 
        entirety.
            (2) The first section of Public Law 96-435 (94 Stat. 1861) 
        is amended by striking ``(a)'' after ``That''; and strike 
        subsection (b) in its entirety.
    (e) References to the Historic Site.--Any reference in any law 
(other than this Act), regulation, document, record, map, or other 
paper of the United States to the Adams National Historic Site shall be 
considered to be a reference to the historical park.

SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

<DELETED>    There are authorized such sums as may be necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this Act for annual operations and 
maintenance of the park and for acquisition of property and development 
of facilities necessary to operate and maintain the park as may be 
outlined in an approved general management plan for the park.</DELETED>
    There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
necessary to carry out this Act.
                                     





                                                       Calendar No. 627

105th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 2240

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To establish the Adams National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of 
                 Massachusetts, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 25, 1998

                        Reported with amendments

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