Senate Bill 2827
116th Congress(2019-2020)
African American Burial Grounds Study Act
Active
Amendments
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Passed Senate on Dec 20, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 7, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 21, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2827
Congress
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.
Sponsorship by Party
Ohio
Alabama
Connecticut
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Virginia
Passed
December 20, 2020
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Voice Vote.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7859)
Summary

U.S. African-American Burial Grounds Network Act

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to establish the U.S. African-American Burial Grounds Network within the National Park Service (NPS).

In carrying out the network, Interior, among other things, must

  • review existing and new studies and reports to inform consideration of sites for the network;
  • furnish specified technical assistance;
  • develop a program to train states, units of local government, regional governmental bodies, organizations, educational institutions, and private entities to carry out the purposes of this bill; and
  • produce and disseminate educational and training materials related to African-American burial ground identification methods and best practices for caring for artifacts,developing interpretive tours and exhibits, preserving burial ground landscapes, heritage tourism initiatives and sources for grants (e.g., handbooks, maps, interpretive guides, or electronic information).

A burial ground shall only be considered for addition to the network with the property owner's consent and at the request of an individual, landowner, private or nonprofit organization, state or local government, or another entity.

Text (2)
December 20, 2020
November 7, 2019
Amendments (2)
Dec 20, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2722
To amend the title.
Agreed To
Dec 20, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2721
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Actions (10)
12/21/2020
Held at the desk.
12/21/2020
Received in the House.
12/21/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/20/2020
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Voice Vote. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7859)
12/20/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Voice Vote.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7859)
12/20/2020
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7859)
12/20/2020
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
03/04/2020
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
11/07/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
11/07/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 8, 2019 6:12:29 AM
Updated
Mar 12, 2021 5:53:01 AM