H.R.1177 – Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act

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H.R.1177 – Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act


Notwithstanding section 32(c) of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1011(c)), if the City of Old Town, Maine, makes a written request to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary shall release, convey, and quitclaim, without monetary consideration, all rights, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands to include only land conveyed by the United States to the City of Old Town, Maine by the deed dated June 5, 1941;

The land is for the purpose of economic development.

 (Full text of H.R. 1177 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] (Introduced 02/16/2017)

Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] (Introduced 02/16/2017)


Status: Passed House /



On Passage:  On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 1 (Roll no. 262).

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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