Bill Summary for S 295 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO COMMEMORATE THE SESTERCENTENNIAL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BY PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION AND PROTECTION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES IN ORDER TO PRESERVE NORTH CAROLINA'S HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.Intro. by Alexander, McInnis, Steinburg.
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Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $9,875,400 from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR), to be allocated for the following purposes: (1) purchase land containing Hayes Manor and the Samuel Johnston Historic Farm in Chowan County, to be added to Edenton State Historic Site; (2) purchase land adjacent to the Moore's Creek National Battlefield in Pender County, with the requirement for DNCR to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Park Service to manage the site; (3) purchase land near the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, to be added to the Historic Site; (4) purchase land adjacent to the Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site in Guilford County, to be added to the Historic Site; (5) purchase land at the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin in Forsyth County, to be managed in conjunction with other nearby historic sites; (6) purchase a conservation and preservation easement for land at the site of the Cherokee settlement of Watauga Town in Macon County; and (7) purchase two sites and a conservation and preservation easement at a third site at the site of the Cherokee settlement of Nikwasi Town in the Town of Franklin in Macon County. Requires DNCR, at each of these sites, to seek to partner with nonprofit organizations to provide funds and in-kind contributions for site development, preservation, or operational support. Requires DNCR to report to the specified NCGA committee and division by April 1, 2022, with an estimate of any additional recurring costs associated with acquisition, maintenance, and operation of these sites. Effective July 1, 2021.