CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, September 8, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 4751, a bill to make technical corrections to Public Law 110‐229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, under suspension of the rules. H.R. 4751 was introduced on May 28, 2014 by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. The bill was marked up on July 16, 2014 and was ordered reported by unanimous consent.
H.R. 4751 formally reflects the change of the name of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial located in Washington State to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.
According to the Department of the Interior, the bill “update[s] the law enacted in 2008 . . . that included the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial within the boundary of Minidoka National Historic Site. This eight-acre memorial was built on land owned jointly by the City of Bainbridge Island and the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District and is administered by the National Park Service in partnership with municipal and non-profit entities. The City Council and the Park and Recreation District recently renamed the memorial, adding the word ‘Exclusion’ to its title. Passage of H.R. 4751 would ensure that there is consistency between the official name of the memorial and the memorial that the National Park Service is authorized to administer under Public Law 110-229.”
 U.S. Department of the Interior, Statement for the Record before the House Natural Resources Committee, Concerning H.R. 4751, a bill to make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial to Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other purposes (July 9, 2014).
According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 4751 would not affect direct spending or revenues.
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