To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expand the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions, 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 ``San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that-- (1) the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is important to understanding the history and development of the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the State of Texas, and the United States; (2) understanding the connection between the San Antonio River and the San Antonio Missions is critical to understanding mission life in colonial Texas; and (3) the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park enjoys the strong support of the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and their citizens and businesses.
SEC. 3. BOUNDARY STUDY.
Section 201 of Public Law 95-629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee) is amended-- (1) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (c), (e), (f), (g), and (h) respectively; and (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection: ``(b)(1) The Secretary shall-- ``(A) conduct a study of lands within Bexar and Wilson Counties, Texas, to identify lands that would be suitable for inclusion within the boundaries of the park; ``(B) in conducting the study, examine the natural, cultural, recreational, and scenic values and characteristics of lands...