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senate Bill S. 751

National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017

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National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017

Official Title

A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, and for other purposes.


National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017 This bill: (1) establishes the National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund, and (2) requires specified amounts of federal mineral revenues that are not otherwise credited, covered, or deposited pursuant to federal law to be deposited into such fund each fiscal year through FY2047. Amounts in the fund shall be used for meeting high-priority deferred maintenance needs of the National Park Service (NPS) as follows: 20% shall be allocated to transportation-related projects that may be eligible for funding made available to the NPS through the federal lands transportation program or any similar federal land highway program administered by the Department of Transportation; and 80% shall be allocated for the repair and rehabilitation of assets for certain projects that are not eligible for funding under such programs, including historic assets, nonhistoric assets related to visitor access, health and safety, and recreation, and visitor facilities, water and utility systems, and employee housing. No fund amounts may be used by the NPS to acquire land or to supplant discretionary funding made available for annually recurring facility operations and maintenance needs. As part of its annual budget submission, the NPS shall submit a prioritized list of deferred maintenance projects proposed to be funded by such fund during the fiscal year.

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      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
    IntroducedMarch 28th, 2017
    I want to encourage one of my senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio to vote in favor of this bill. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is a co-sponsor of the bill and Senator Brown's fellow party members such as Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, and Senator Patty Murray of Washington are co-sponsors of this bill as well. I am a constituent of Ohio and serve as the Region 2 Representative for the Ohio Local History Alliance on the advocacy committee and believe it is important that this bill be made law so as to so as to preserve, maintain, and repair our National Park sites for the future historical education of Americans. Please vote in favor of this bill.
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    No bill concerning funds with the phrase "And other purposes" should be passed. Pass no slush fund laws.
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