H.R. 2430, the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act

H.R. 2430

Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act

Sponsor
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.

Date
July 22, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 2430, the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 2430 was introduced on June 19, 2013 by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.  The bill was marked up on April 9, 2014 and was ordered reported, as amended, by unanimous consent.[1]

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[1] House Committee Report 113-438.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2430 expands the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park to include Hinchliffe Stadium.  The bill prohibits the federal government for acquiring ownership of the stadium and requires written consent of the owner before it can be included in the park.

Background

“Hinchliffe Stadium is an historic 10,000-seat municipal stadium in Paterson, New Jersey, built in 1931–1932 and surrounded by the city’s National Landmark Historic District.  It is one of only a handful of stadiums surviving that once played host to significant Negro League baseball.”[2]  The stadium, which is presently owned by the school system, fell into disrepair and was taken out of use in the mid-1990s.  It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in March of 2013, and the city has approved plans for continued restoration work.[3]

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[2] Id. at 2.
[3] Id.

Cost

According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 2430 would not significantly impact the federal budget.  In addition, the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.