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Coltsville Timeline: 2010-2014

About the Coltsville Timeline

This guide is a timeline for the process of Coltsville petitioning to become part of the National Park Service. The major focus is on the federal legislation driving this process. Public Law 113-291 includes a series of "Conditions for Establishment" that must be met before the park may be formally established. The National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of meeting the criteria.

As of January 10, 2018, the additional federal legislation passed - needed to authorize the planned visitor's center and administrative offices to be located in the selected buildings within the armory complex.

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Legislative History has legislative history for each bill in the Bill History link under the actions tab. There are links to texts, except for the hearings. Hearings may be found by searching our catalog. Suggested links for federal legislative histories are below.

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December 19, 2014

Became Public Law No: 113-291 

December 12, 2014

Conference 12/04/2014. 

December 8, 2014

ENGROSSMENT CORRECTION - the Clerk be directed to make a correction as follows: In sec. 3050 of the House amendment, strike "2013" and insert "2014". Agreed to without objection.

December 4, 2014

H.R.3979 - House actions: On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 300 - 119 (Roll no. 551).  (consideration: CR H8385-8632H8651-8652; text of Senate amendment: CR H8385-8387)

December 2, 2014

Added to H.R.3979 - Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Rules Committee Print 113-58

April 1, 2014

H.R. 1259 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-391. Print Y 1.1/8:113-391 or Serial Set once volume is received. 

March 27, 2014

H.R. 1259 CBO Cost estimate. 


October 3, 2013

H.R.1259 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

April 23, 2013

Hearings held for S.615- Coltsville National Historical Park Act. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Link to Senate Committee page for hearings - provides links to webcast and transcripts when available. S.Hrg. 113-27 

March 19, 2013

S.615 Coltsville National Historical Park Act 113th Congress (2013-2014) introduced. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.1259 Coltsville National Historical Park Act introduced. Referred to House Natural Resources.


December 2, 2011 

H.R.2504 Subcommittee Hearings Held by House Natural Resources.

October 19, 2011

S.1347 Hearing. S.Hrg. 112-224. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. 

July 12, 2011

S.1347 Coltsville National Historical Park Act introduced.  

H.R.2504  Coltsville National Historical Park Act introduced.  


New developer (source 24)


September 29, 2010

Parks and Public Lands Bills: Senate Hearing. Bill numbers include S.3291. StLib Federal Documents Y 4.EN 2:S.HRG.111-721 

September 22, 2010

H.R.5131 Coltsville National Historical Park Act - Failed to pass House, as amended, by vote of 215-174 (2/3 required) 

September 16, 2010

H.R.5131 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 111-596. StLib Federal Documents Y 1.1/8:111-596 or Serial Set when volume is received. 

September 2, 2010

Cost Estimate H.R.5131. Coltsville National Historical Park Act. As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

H.R.5131, The Coltsville National Historical Park Act, won the approval of the Natural Resources Committee of the House of Representatives. 

June 10, 2010

H.R.5131 Hearings.

May 26, 2010

Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Coltsville Special Resource Study in Hartford, Connecticut. 75 FR 29583  Federal Register Volume 75, Issue 101 (May 26, 2010)

April 29, 2010

S.3291 Coltsville National Historical Park Act Introduced in Senate 

April 22, 2010

H.R.5131 Coltsville National Historical Park Act introduced in US House. 


Developer - Lance Robbins. (Source 25)