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Title 54, United States Code
National Park System



BACKGROUND

In December 2014, Public Law 113-287 enacted a restatement of existing law relating to the national park service and related programs as a new positive law title of the United States Code. As with all positive law codification measures, the enactment of title 54, United States Code, did not create new law or change the meaning or effect of existing law. Rather, the organizational structure of the existing law was improved, and ambiguities, contradictions, and other imperfections in the law were removed. Detailed information about Public Law 113-287 is available in the accompanying House Report 113-44


Subsequent to enactment of title 54, United States Code, provisions needed to be enacted to improve the enactment of title 54 and to improve the Code. A draft bill has been prepared to carry out these improvements. The bill was prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel as part of its responsibility under section 205(c) of House Resolution No. 998, 93d Congress, as enacted into law by Public Law 93-554 (2 U.S.C. 285(b)), to prepare and submit periodically to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives proposed bills to maintain titles of the United States Code that have been enacted into positive law.


MAJOR ACTIONS AND STATUS

  • April 8, 2016.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an initial draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 114th Congress.
  • January 6, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress.

RELATED LINKS

(1) Draft Bill

(2) Draft Explanation



QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

Questions and comments about the draft bill should be directed to:


     Kenneth I. Paretzky, Senior Counsel
     Office of the Law Revision Counsel
     U.S. House of Representatives
     Washington, D.C. 20515

     Email: Ken Paretzky
     Telephone: (202) 226-9061