House Bill 1049
116th Congress(2019-2020)
National Heritage Area Act of 2020
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Passed House on Dec 3, 2020
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Introduced
Feb 7, 2019
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Dec 7, 2020
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Bill Number
1049
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116
Policy Area
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Primary focus of measure is natural areas (including wilderness); lands under government jurisdiction; land use practices and policies; parks, monuments, and historic sites; fisheries and marine resources; mining and minerals. Measures concerning energy supplies and production may fall under Energy policy area.
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Passed
December 3, 2020
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Voice Vote
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Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6092-6094)
Summary

National Heritage Area Act of 2019

This bill establishes a National Heritage Areas System to recognize certain areas of the United States that tell nationally significant stories and to conserve, enhance, and interpret the areas' natural, historic, scenic, and cultural resources that illustrate significant aspects of U.S. heritage. Through such system, the Department of the Interior may provide technical and financial assistance to local coordinating entities to support the establishment, development, and continuity of such areas.

The system shall be comprised of

  • such areas designated by Congress under this bill;
  • such areas designated after enactment of this bill, unless the law designating the area exempts it from inclusion in the system;
  • 49 specified areas; and
  • any other national heritage areas designated before this bill's enactment.

National heritage areas shall not be considered to be units of the National Park System.

Interior shall (1) undertake studies as directed by Congress to assess the feasibility of designating proposed national heritage areas; (2) approve or disapprove the management plan prepared by the local coordinating entity for an area; and (3) evaluate the accomplishments of an area every 10 years after its designation and submit a recommendation on whether federal funding for such area should be continued, reduced, or eliminated.

Text (4)
December 7, 2020
December 3, 2020
November 19, 2020
February 7, 2019
Actions (16)
12/07/2020
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
12/03/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/03/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6092-6094)
12/03/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6092-6094)
12/03/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1049.
12/03/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6092-6096)
12/03/2020
Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
11/19/2020
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 494.
11/19/2020
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 116-601.
01/29/2020
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
01/29/2020
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
01/29/2020
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/30/2019
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
02/26/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
02/07/2019
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
02/07/2019
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Feb 8, 2019 8:10:21 AM
Record Updated
Sep 24, 2021 1:37:51 PM