Mr. VENTO. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the Senate bill (S. 2437) to authorize the acquisition of certain lands in the States of Louisiana and Mississippi for inclusion in the Vicksburg National Military Park, and for other purposes, as amended.
(c) BOUNDARY REVISION.-Upon acquisition of the properties referred to in subsections (a) and (b), the Secretary shall, after the publication of notice in the Federal Register, revise the boundary of Vicksburg National Military Park (hereinafter in this title referred to as the "park") to reflect the inclusion of such properties within the park.
SEC. 102. EXCLUSION OF LANDS FROM PARK
(a) EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN LANDS.- The park boundary is hereby revised to exclude those lands depicted as "Proposed Deletions" on the map entitled "Vicksburg National Military Park" numbered 306-80,007 and dated May 1990, which map shall be on file and available for public inspection In the Office of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Exclusive jurisdiction over the lands excluded from the park is hereby retroceded to the State of Mississippi.
(b) TRANSFER To ADJACENT OWNERS.-
(c) EXCESS PROPERTY.- Any lands not conveyed pursuant to subsection (b) shall be reported to the Administrator of General Services as excess to the needs of the Department of the Interior and shall be subject to transfer or disposition in accordance with the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended.
SEC. 103. PARK INTERPRETATION
In administering Vicksburg National Military Park, the Secretary shall interpret the campaign and siege of Vicksburg from April 1862 to July 4, 1863, and the history of Vicksburg under Union occupation during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
SEC. 104. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this title.
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