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house Bill H.R. 538

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017

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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017

Official Title

To redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and for other purposes.


Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act (Sec. 3) This bill redesignates the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia as the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. The boundary of the park is adjusted to include approximately 2,100 acres. The Department of the Interior may acquire lands and interests within the boundaries of the park by donation, purchase from a willing seller, or exchange, but not by condemnation. Interior shall administer any acquired land as part of the park. (Sec. 4) Interior shall conduct a special resource study of the Ocmulgee River corridor between the cities of Macon and Hawkinsville, Georgia, to : evaluate the national significance of the study area; determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System; and consider other alternatives for the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the federal government, state or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed January 31st, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 396 Yea / 8 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 13th, 2017

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