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                                                       Calendar No. 885
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2345

                          [Report No. 106-440]

 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
 study concerning the preservation and public use of sites associated 
    with Harriet Tubman located in Auburn, New York, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 4, 2000

 Mr. Schumer (for himself, Mr. Moynihan, and Mr. Sarbanes) introduced 
the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee 
                    on Energy and Natural Resources

                           September 29, 2000

  Reported under authority of the Senate of September 28 (legislative 
     day, September 22), 2000, by Mr. Murkowski, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

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                                 A BILL


 
 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
 study concerning the preservation and public use of sites associated 
    with Harriet Tubman located in Auburn, New York, and for other 
                               purposes.

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

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Harriet Tubman Special 
Resource Study Act''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. FINDINGS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    Congress finds that--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Harriet Tubman is an important figure in the 
        history of the United States, and is most famous for her role 
        as a ``conductor'' on the Underground Railroad, in which, as a 
        fugitive slave, she helped hundreds of enslaved individuals to 
        escape to freedom before and during the Civil War;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) during the Civil War, Harriet Tubman served 
        the Union Army as a guide, spy, and nurse;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) after the Civil War, Harriet Tubman was an 
        advocate for the education of black children;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Harriet Tubman settled in Auburn, New York, in 
        1857, and lived there until 1913;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) while in Auburn, Harriet Tubman dedicated her 
        life to caring selflessly and tirelessly for people who could 
        not care for themselves, was an influential member of the 
        community and an active member of the Thompson Memorial A.M.E. 
        Zion Church, and established a home for the elderly;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) Harriet Tubman was a friend of William Henry 
        Seward, who served as the Governor of and a Senator from the 
        State of New York and as Secretary of State under President 
        Abraham Lincoln;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) William Henry Seward defied the decision of 
        the Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857) 
        (holding that African Americans were not citizens of the United 
        States) by selling a house in Auburn to Harriet 
        Tubman;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (8) 4 sites in Auburn that directly relate to 
        Harriet Tubman and are listed on the National Register of 
        Historic Places are--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) Harriet Tubman's home;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the Harriet Tubman Home for the 
                Aged;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) the Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion 
                Church; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) Harriet Tubman's grave at Fort Hill 
                Cemetery; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (9) the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged and 
        William Henry Seward's home in Auburn are national historic 
        landmarks.</DELETED>

<DELETED> SEC. 3. STUDY CONCERNING SITES IN AUBURN, NEW YORK, 
              ASSOCIATED WITH HARRIET TUBMAN AND WILLIAM HENRY 
              SEWARD.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
conduct a special resource study of the national significance, 
feasibility of long-term preservation, and public use of the following 
sites associated with Harriet Tubman, located in Auburn, New 
York:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Harriet Tubman's home, located at 182 South 
        Street.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) The Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, located 
        at 180 South Street.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) The Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 
        located at 33 Parker Street.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Harriet Tubman's grave at Port Hill Cemetery, 
        located at 19 Fort Street.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) William Henry Seward's home, located at 33 
        South Street.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Possible Inclusion in the National Park System.--The 
study under subsection (a) shall include an analysis and any 
recommendations of the Secretary regarding the suitability and 
feasibility of incorporating 1 or more of the sites specified in 
subsection (a) into the National Park System.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Consultation.--In preparing the study, the Secretary 
shall consult with--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) the Governor of the State of New 
        York;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) the Mayor of the city of Auburn, New 
        York;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) the owners of the sites specified in 
        subsection (a); and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) the appropriate representatives of--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) the Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion 
                Church; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the Harriet Tubman 
                Foundation.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date on 
which funds are made available for the study under subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall submit to Congress a report describing the results of 
the study.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Harriet Tubman Special Resource 
Study Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--
            (1) Harriet Tubman was born into slavery on a plantation in 
        Dorchester County, Maryland, in 1821;
            (2) in 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped the plantation on foot, 
        using the North Star for direction and following a route 
        through Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania to Philadelpha, 
        where she gained her freedom;
            (3) Harriet Tubman is an important figure in the history of 
        the United States, and is most famous for her role as a 
        ``conductor'' on the Underground Railroad, in which, as a 
        fugitive slave, she helped hundreds of enslaved individuals to 
        esacape to freedom before and during the Civil War;
            (4) during the Civil War, Harriet Tubman served the Union 
        Army as a guide, spy, and nurse;
            (5) after the Civil War, Harriet Tubman was an advocate for 
        the education of black children;
            (6) Harriet Tubman settled in Auburn, New York, in 1857, 
        and lived there until 1913;
            (7) while in Auburn, Harriet Tubman dedicated her life to 
        caring selflessly and tirelessly for people who could not care 
        for themselves, was an influential member of the community and 
        an active member of the Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 
        and established a home for the elderly;
            (8) Harriet Tubman was a friend of William Henry Seward, 
        who served as the Governor of and a Senator from the State of 
        New York and as Secretary of State under President Abraham 
        Lincoln;
            (9) 4 sites in Auburn that directly relate to Harriet 
        Tubman and are listed on the National Register of Historic 
        Places are--
                    (A) Harriet Tubman's home;
                    (B) the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged;
                    (C) the Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church; and
                    (D) Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged and William 
                Henry Seward's home in Auburn are national historic 
                landmarks.

SEC. 3. STUDY CONCERNING SITES IN AUBURN, NEW YORK, ASSOCIATED WITH 
              HARRIET TUBMAN.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a 
special resource study of the national significance, feasibility of 
long-term preservation, and public use of the following sites 
associated with Harriet Tubman:
            (1) Harriet Tubman's Birthplace, located on Greenbriar 
        Road, off of Route 50, in Dorchester County, Maryland.
            (2) Bazel Church, located 1 mile South of Greenbriar Road 
        in Cambridge, Maryland.
            (3) Harriet Tubman's home, located at 182 South Street, 
        Auburn, New York.
            (4) The Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, located at 180 
        South Street, Auburn, New York.
            (5) The Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 33 
        Parker Street, Auburn, New York.
          (6) Harriet Tubman's grave at Port Hill Cemetery, located at 
        19 Fort Street, Auburn, New York.
          (7) William Henry Seward's home, located at 33 South Street, 
        Auburn, New York.
    (b) Inclusion of Sites in the National Park System.--The study 
under subsection (a) shall include an analysis and any recommendations 
of the Secretary concerning the suitability and feasibility of--
          (1) designating one or more of the sites specified in 
        subsection (a) as units of the National Park System; and
          (2) establishing a national heritage corridor that 
        incorporates the sites specified in subsection (a) and any 
        other sites associated with Harriet Tubman.
    (c) Study Guidelines.--In conducting the study authorized by this 
Act, the Secretary shall use the criteria for the study of areas for 
potential inclusion in the National Park System contained in Section 8 
of P.L. 91-383, as amended by Section 303 of the National Park Omnibus 
Management Act ((P.L. 105-391), 112 Stat. 3501).
    (d) Consultation.--In preparing and conducting the study under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with--
          (1) the Governors of the States of Maryland and New York;
          (2) a member of the Board of County Commissioners of 
        Dorchester County, Maryland;
          (3) the Mayor of the city of Auburn, New York;
          (4) the owner of the sites specified in subsection (a); and
          (5) the appropriate representatives of--
                  (A) the Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church;
                  (B) the Bazel Church;
                  (C) the Harriet Tubman Foundation; and
                  (D) the Harriet Tubman Organization, Inc.
    (e) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date on which funds 
are made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary 
shall submit to Congress a report describing the results of the study.
                                                       Calendar No. 885

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 2345

                          [Report No. 106-440]

_______________________________________________________________________

 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
 study concerning the preservation and public use of sites associated 
    with Harriet Tubman located at Auburn, New York, and for other 
                               purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 29, 2000

  Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of September 28 
        (legislative day, September 22), 2000, with an amendment

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