[115th Congress Public Law 163]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 115-163
To establish the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site in the State
of Indiana, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Apr. 4, 2018 – [H.R.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Kennedy-King
National Commemorative Site Act.>>
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 54 USC 320101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Kennedy-King National Commemorative
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
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.
SEC. 3. NATIONAL COMMEMORATIVE SITE.
(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
(1) Cooperative agreements.–The Secretary may enter into
cooperative agreements with appropriate public or private
entities for interpretative and educational purposes related to
(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
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(B) authorizes the Secretary to acquire land or
interests in land through condemnation or otherwise.
Approved April 4, 2018.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–H.R. 4851:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-612 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
Mar. 19, considered and passed House.
Mar. 22, considered and passed Senate, amended. House
concurred in Senate amendment.