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House Bill 4706
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Blackwell School National Historic Site Act
Active
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Passed House on Dec 8, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 27, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 9, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
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
4706
Congress
117
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
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
December 9, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Blackwell School National Historic Site Act

This bill establishes the Blackwell School National Historic Site in Texas as a unit of the National Park System to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations the Blackwell School, its role as both an academic and cultural cornerstone in the community in Marfa, Texas, and its function within a segregated system of education in Texas and the United States from 1885-1965.

The historic site shall not be established until the date on which the Department of the Interior has (1) entered into a written agreement with the Marfa Unified School District providing that the Blackwell School shall be donated to or placed by agreement into comanagement with the United States for inclusion in a national historic site to be managed consistently with the purposes of such a site, and (2) acquired sufficient land or interests in land within the boundaries of the historic site to constitute a manageable unit.

Interior may only acquire by donation, purchase with donated funds, or exchange any land or interest in land located within the boundary of the historic site.

The bill prohibits any private property or nonfederal public property from being included within the boundaries of the historic site or managed as part of such site without the written consent of the owner.

Interior shall prepare a general management plan for the historic site.

Text (4)
December 9, 2021
December 8, 2021
December 1, 2021
July 27, 2021
Actions (18)
12/09/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
12/08/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/08/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 8 (Roll no. 429).
12/08/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 8 (Roll no. 429).
12/08/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7546)
12/01/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/01/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4706.
12/01/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6740-6741; text: CR H6740)
12/01/2021
Ms. Leger Fernandez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
12/01/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 142.
12/01/2021
Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 117-198.
11/17/2021
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
11/17/2021
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
10/14/2021
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
08/14/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
07/27/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
07/27/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 28, 2021 7:59:26 AM
Record Updated
Sep 26, 2022 4:15:11 PM