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115th Congress }                                          { REPORT
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  2d Session   }                                          { 115-612



 March 19, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed


Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4851]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 4851) to establish the Kennedy-King National 
Historic Site in the State of Indiana, and for other purposes, 
having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an 
amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.
    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 


  This Act may be cited as the ``Kennedy-King National Commemorative 
Site Act''.


  In this Act:
          (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
          (2) Site.--The term ``Site'' means the Kennedy-King National 
        Commemorative Site as designated by section 3(a).
          (3) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Indiana.


  (a) Designation.--The Landmark for Peace Memorial in Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Park in Indianapolis, in the State, is hereby designated as 
the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site.
  (b) African American Civil Rights Network.--The Site shall be part of 
the African American Civil Rights Network established under Public Law 
  (c) Administration.--
          (1) Cooperative agreements.--The Secretary may enter into 
        cooperative agreements with appropriate public or private 
        entities for interpretative and educational purposes related to 
        the Site.
          (2) Effect of designation.--The Site shall not be a unit of 
        the National Park System.
          (3) Limitations.--Nothing in this Act--
                  (A) authorizes the Secretary to interfere with the 
                rights of any person with respect to private property 
                or any local zoning ordinance or land use plan of the 
                State or any political subdivision thereof; or
                  (B) authorizes the Secretary to acquire land or 
                interests in land through condemnation or otherwise.
  (d) Special Resource Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a special 
resource study of the Site to evaluate the national significance of the 
Site and determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the 
Site as a unit of the National Park System. The Secretary shall also 
consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and 
interpretation of the Site by Federal, State, or local government 
entities, or private and non-profit groups. The study shall be 
conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States 
Code. Not later than three years after the date on which funds are made 
available to conduct the study, the Secretary shall submit a report to 
Congress that describes the results of the study and any 
recommendations of the Secretary.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 4851, as introduced, is to establish 
the Kennedy-King National Historic Site in the State of 


    On April 4, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was scheduled to 
give a campaign speech in Indianapolis during his quest for the 
presidency. Just before giving his remarks, Sen. Kennedy was 
informed about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Sen. Kennedy then changed his speech to inform the crowd of Dr. 
King's death, extemporaneously calling upon Americans to 
embrace non-violence in reaction to the news of the 
    This historic speech was commemorated in 1994, with a 
Landmark for Peace Memorial at the site of the speech. The 
Memorial features a sculpture (the result of a national 
competition) of Kennedy and King reaching out toward each other 
from high solid walls. The groundbreaking for the Memorial was 
held on May 14, 1994, and attended by President Clinton, 
Senator Edward Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, Dexter Scott King, and 
Martin Luther King III, among other dignitaries.
    As ordered reported, H.R. 4851 designates the Landmark for 
Peace Memorial as a National Commemorative Site, and makes the 
site a part of the African American Civil Rights Network. It 
also authorizes the National Park Service to enter into 
cooperative agreements for interpretation and education at the 
site, and authorizes a special resource study to evaluate the 
national significance of the site and to determine the 
suitability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit 
of the National Park System.
    April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin 
Luther King's assassination and Senator Kennedy's speech.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 4851 was introduced on January 19, 2018, by 
Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN). The bill was referred to the 
Committee on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the 
Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On February 15, 2018, the 
Subcommittee held a hearing on the legislation. On March 14, 
2018, the Natural Resources Committee met to consider the bill. 
The Subcommittee was discharged by unanimous consent. 
Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) offered an amendment designated 
#1; it was adopted by unanimous consent. No further amendments 
were offered, and the bill, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.


    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.


    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act. 
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and (3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the following estimate for the 
bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, March 16, 2018.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4851, the Kennedy-
King National Commemorative Site Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Janani 
                                                Keith Hall,

H.R. 4851--Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

    H.R. 4851 would designate the Landmark for Peace Memorial 
in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the Kennedy-King National 
Commemorative Site.
    Under H.R. 4851, the National Park Service (NPS) could 
enter into cooperative agreements with public and private 
entities for interpretive and educational purposes related to 
the site. The site would not be owned or operated by the 
federal government. The bill also would direct the NPS to study 
the suitability and feasibility of designating the site as a 
unit of the National Park System.
    Based on the costs of similar activities, CBO estimates 
that implementing H.R. 4851 would cost less than $500,000; such 
spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated 
    Enacting H.R. 4851 would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4851 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    H.R. 4851 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Janani 
Shankaran. The estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill, as introduced, is to establish the 
Kennedy-King National Historic Site in the State of Indiana.

                           EARMARK STATEMENT

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       COMPLIANCE WITH H. RES. 5

    Directed Rule Making. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.


    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes to existing