Senate Bill 2490
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Blackwell School National Historic Site Act
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on May 19, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 27, 2021
Latest Action
May 19, 2022
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2490
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
Texas
California
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (0)
Passed
May 19, 2022
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
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, including (1) the role of the Blackwell School, which educated children of Mexican descent, as an academic and cultural cornerstone in Marfa, Texas; and (2) the function of the Blackwell School within a segregated system of education in Texas and the United States from the period of 1885 through 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 (3)
March 2, 2022
Amendments (1)
May 19, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 5042
To modify the map information.
Agreed To
Actions (12)
05/19/2022
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/19/2022
Held at the desk.
05/19/2022
Received in the House.
05/19/2022
Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2606)
05/19/2022
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
05/19/2022
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2605-2606)
03/02/2022
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 300.
03/02/2022
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Manchin without amendment. With written report No. 117-92.
11/18/2021
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
10/06/2021
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
07/27/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
07/27/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 28, 2021 4:14:26 AM
Record Updated
May 27, 2022 9:00:37 PM