Summary

To provide for the issuance of coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, and for other purposes. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
May 18, 2012

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Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for the issuance of coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, 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 ``National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

The Congress finds the following: (1) In 1916, Congress established the National Park Service as a bureau within the Department of the Interior to administer America's great national parks and monuments as a unified National Park System. (2) From 1916 to the present, the National Park System has grown from 37 park units with 6,000,000 acres of land in the western United States to more than 395 units with 84,000,000 acres of land in nearly all States and territories. (3) The responsibilities of the National Park Service have grown to include-- (A) managing national historic trails and national scenic trails; (B) administering wild and scenic rivers; (C) recognizing America's most significant historic resources through the National Register of Historic Places and the National Historic Landmark program; (D) providing historic preservation grants; and (E) assisting communities in meeting their preservation, conservation, and recreation needs. (4) The National Park Service Organic Act of 1916, which established the National Park Service, remains the preeminent law guiding the management of parks and articulating the Service's core mission, ``to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and...

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Bill Summary

To provide for the issuance of coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, and for other purposes.

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