S.610 - Thurgood Marshall's Elementary School Study Act

[congressional bills 114th congress]
[from the u.s. government printing office]
[s. 610 introduced in senate (is)]

114th congress
  1st session
                                 s. 610

    to authorize the secretary of the interior to conduct a special 
 resource study of p.s. 103 in west baltimore, maryland and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   in the senate of the united states

                           february 27, 2015

  mr. cardin (for himself and ms. mikulski) introduced the following 
bill; which was read twice and referred to the committee on energy and 
                           natural resources

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                                 a bill


 
    to authorize the secretary of the interior to conduct a special 
 resource study of p.s. 103 in west baltimore, maryland and for other 
                               purposes.

    be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the 
united states of america in congress assembled,

section 1. short title.

    this act may be cited as the ``thurgood marshall's elementary 
school study act''.

sec. 2. definitions.

    in this act:
            (1) secretary.--the term ``secretary'' means the secretary 
        of the interior.
            (2) study area.--the term ``study area'' means--
                    (a) p.s. 103, the public school located in west 
                baltimore, maryland, which thurgood marshall attended 
                as a youth; and
                    (b) any other resources in the neighborhood 
                surrounding p.s. 103 that relate to the early life of 
                thurgood marshall.

sec. 3. special resource study.

    (a) study.--the secretary shall conduct a special resource study of 
the study area.
    (b) contents.--in conducting the study under subsection (a), the 
secretary shall--
            (1) evaluate the national significance of the study area;
            (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of 
        designating the study area as a unit of the national park 
        system;
            (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, 
        protection, and interpretation of the study area by the federal 
        government, state or local government entities, or private and 
        nonprofit organizations;
            (4) consult with interested federal agencies, state or 
        local governmental entities, private and nonprofit 
        organizations, or any other interested individuals; and
            (5) identify cost estimates for any federal acquisition, 
        development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance 
        associated with the alternatives.
    (c) applicable law.--the study required under subsection (a) shall 
be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, united 
states code.
    (d) report.--not later than 3 years after the date on which funds 
are first made available to carry out the study under subsection (a), 
the secretary shall submit to the committee on natural resources of the 
house of representatives and the committee on energy and natural 
resources of the senate a report that describes--
            (1) the results of the study; and
            (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the secretary.
                                 
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