H.R.1762 - Veterans National Heritage Preservation Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: H.R.1762 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Veterans National Heritage Preservation Act of 2003 - Makes it a mission and responsibility of the Department of Veterans Affairs to maintain its most significant historic buildings and to preserve them for future generations. Expresses the sense of Congress calling for the preservation and reuse of such buildings.
Introduced in House (04/10/2003)
Establishes in the Department an Office of Historic Preservation, headed by a Director with specified duties relating to the preservation of the Department's historic buildings.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Veterans Heritage Preservation Fund for the preservation, renovation, and restoration of such buildings.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements and leases, including enhanced-use leases, for restoring, rehabilitating, maintaining, interpreting, and promoting historic buildings.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a National Historic Landmark theme study at specified locations to identify sites, structures, and landscapes that best illustrate or commemorate key events at facilities managed by the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and the United States Veterans Bureau between 1865 and 1930.