H.R.1397 – To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.

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H.R.1397 – To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.

Brief

“This bill transfers administrative jurisdiction over…0.342 acres of federal land within the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Transportation (DOT), and from DOT to Interior 0.479 acres of federal land within the boundary of the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) adjacent to the parkway.” – crs

To that end “Interior shall prohibit the storage, construction, or installation of any items that may interfere with access by the Research Center to certain restricted land within the parkway boundary for security and maintenance purposes…The transfers of administrative jurisdiction under this bill shall not be subject to reimbursement or consideration…The National Park Service and the FHA shall comply with the agreement they entered into on September 11, 2002, regarding the transfer of administrative jurisdiction, management, and maintenance of the land specified in it.”

“Subject to the terms of such agreement, Interior shall allow the Research Center to access specified acreage of the federal land transferred to Interior for purposes of transportation to and from the Research Center and for maintenance of its visual appearance.”

The Research Center must maintain the restricted land.

(Full text of H.R. 1397 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] (Introduced 03/07/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 0 (Roll no. 345)

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SENATE

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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