[112th Congress Public Law 259]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

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Public Law 112-259
112th Congress

                                 An Act

 To designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence. <<NOTE: Jan. 10, 2013 -  [S. 925]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Mt. Andrea 
Lawrence Designation Act of 2011.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act 
of 2011''.

    Congress finds that Andrea Mead Lawrence--
            (1) was born in Rutland County, Vermont, on April 19, 1932, 
        where she developed a life-long love of winter sports and 
        appreciation for the environment;
            (2) competed in the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, 
        Switzerland, and the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, 
        Italy, and was the torch lighter at the 1960 Winter Olympics in 
        Squaw Valley, California;
            (3) won 2 Gold Medals in the Olympic special and giant 
        slalom races at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, and 
        remains the only United States double-gold medalist in alpine 
            (4) was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 
        1958 at the age of 25;
            (5) moved in 1968 to Mammoth Lakes in the spectacularly 
        beautiful Eastern Sierra of California, a place that she fought 
        to protect for the rest of her life;
            (6) founded the Friends of Mammoth to maintain the beauty 
        and serenity of Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra;
            (7) served for 16 years on the Mono County Board of 
        Supervisors, where she worked tirelessly to protect and restore 
        Mono Lake, Bodie State Historic Park, and other important 
        natural and cultural landscapes of the Eastern Sierra;
            (8) worked, as a member of the Great Basin Air Pollution 
        Control District, to reduce air pollution that had been caused 
        by the dewatering of Owens Lake;
            (9) founded the Andrea Lawrence Institute for Mountains and 
        Rivers in 2003 to work for environmental protection and economic 
        vitality in the region she loved so much;
            (10) testified in 2008 before the Mono County Board of 
        Supervisors in favor of the Eastern Sierra and Northern San 
        Gabriel Wild Heritage Act, a bill that was enacted the day 
        before she died;

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            (11) passed away on March 31, 2009, at 76 years of age, 
        leaving 5 children, Cortlandt, Matthew, Deirdre, Leslie, and 
        Quentin, and 4 grandchildren; and
            (12) leaves a rich legacy that will continue to benefit 
        present and future generations.

    (a) In General.--Peak 12,240 (which is located 0.6 miles northeast 
of Donahue Peak on the northern border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and 
Yosemite National Park (UTM coordinates Zone 11, 304428 E, 4183631 N)) 
shall be known and designated as ``Mt. Andrea Lawrence''.
    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, 
record, or other paper of the United States to the peak described in 
subsection (a) shall be considered to be a reference to ``Mt. Andrea 

    Approved January 10, 2013.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-505 (Comm. on Natural Resources) accompanying     
H.R. 1818.
                                                        Vol. 157 (2011):
                                    Oct. 18, considered and passed 
                                                        Vol. 158 (2012):
                                    Dec. 19, 20, considered and passed