H.R.659 - Pennsylvania Battlefields Protection Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
Summary: H.R.659 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)
Passed Senate amended (10/14/1999)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I: Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields
Title II: Valley Forge National Historical Park
Pennsylvania Battlefields Protection Act of 1999 - Title I: Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to provide funds to, and enter into a cooperative management agreement with, the borough of Malvern, Pennsylvania, for the protection and preservation of the Paoli Battlefield. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide funds to, and enter into a cooperative management agreement with, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth, or the Brandywine Conservancy, for the protection and preservation of the Brandywine Battlefield in an area generally known as the Meetinghouse Road Corridor, located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. States that interests in land shall be acquired only from willing sellers or donors. Authorizes appropriations.
Title II: Valley Forge National Historical Park - Authorizes the Secretary, in administering the Valley Forge National Historical Park, to enter into an agreement with the Valley Forge Historical Society to facilitate the planning, construction, and operation of the Valley Forge Museum of the American Revolution on Federal land within the boundary of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Requires the agreement to provide for conveyance by the Society to the United States of all right, title, and interest in the structures to be constructed at the Park, reserving the Society's right to occupy and use them for the exhibition, preservation, and interpretation of artifacts associated with the Valley Forge story and the American Revolution.