H.R.1068 To enact title 54, United States Code

Week Ending April 25, 2013

H.R.1068 To enact title 54, United States Code, “National Park Service and Related Programs”, as positive law.

     Since the mid-19th century, numerous laws relating to the organization and management of the National Park System by the National Park Service have been enacted. The Service also is responsible for carrying out the Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and other laws relating to protecting and preserving sites that illustrate America’s history. These laws have been classified as part of title 16, United States Code, `Conservation’, but are classified throughout title 16 rather than being in one distinct place in the title. Furthermore, as laws relating to the National Park System are amended and new laws are enacted that relate closely to these laws, the Code classifications have become cumbersome to use.

      H.R. 1068 gathers provisions relating to the National Park Service and related programs and restates these provisions as a new positive law title of the United States Code. The new title replaces the former provisions, which are repealed by the bill.

     Laws pertaining to historic sites and preservation assigned to the National Park Service are salted throughout the US Code. The bill rearranges those provisions in one place.

Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6]

VOTES
House:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended Passed 409 – 0 RC 119

Senate: Agreed to by unanimous consent

Motion to recommit.
Text of the motion:
Senate:

Cost to the taxpayers: CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1068 would have no impact on the Federal budget. Enacting H.R. 1068 would not affect direct spending or revenues.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply
Regulatory impact: H.R. 1068 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of State, local, or tribal governments.
Duplication of Federal Programs: No provision of H.R. 1068 establishes or reauthorizes a program of the Federal government known to be duplicative of another Federal program, a program that was included in any report from the Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

Earmark Certification: In accordance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, H.R. 1068 does not contain any congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of Rule XXI.
Constitutional Authority: By Mr. GOODLATTE:
H.R. 1068.
Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant
to the following:
Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant
to Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 of the Constitution.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 of the Constitution confers
on Congress the authority to make all laws necessary and
proper for carrying into execution the powers vested by the
Constitution in the government of the United States, or in
any department or officer thereof. This legislation restates
certain existing laws as part of a positive law title of the
United States Code. Enacting titles of the United States Code
is a necessary role of Congress with respect to executing the
powers vested by the Constitution in the government of the
United States.

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