Week ending November 3, 2017
H.R.2600 – To provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposes.
HR 2600 directs the Department of the Interior to convey to the state of Iowa, without consideration, the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County described in the quit claim deed dated April 13, 1998.
Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall convey, without consideration, to the State of Iowa the reversionary interest held by the United States and described in the quit claim deed dated April 13, 1998, instrument number 19170, as recorded in book 98, page 55015, in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
As a condition of the conveyance all costs associated with such conveyance shall be paid by the State of Iowa, including the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.
On November 29, 1989, through Public Law 101-191, Congress authorized the Secretary of the Interior to provide for the development of a trails interpretative center in the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Public Law 101-191 states that the operating entity must operate and maintain the center and make no major alterations without the written authorization of the Secretary.
In 1998, the federal government donated the trails center and surrounding property to the State Historical Society of Iowa.
Presently, visitation at the center is very low, the hours of operation are limited, and maintenance is falling behind. The State of Iowa would like to remove the trails center from its responsibility and possibly transfer the property to the City of Council Bluffs for development. The NPS currently does not own or directly manage any of the land associated with Public Law 101-191, and it is the Committee’s understanding that the NPS does not have interest in taking over operation of the trails center or ownership of the property.
H.R. 2600 will convey the residual interest of the United States to the State of Iowa to clear title to the land.
(Full text of H.R. 2600 congress.gov)
|Sponsor: Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] (Introduced 05/23/2017)|
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Under the bill, the State of Iowa would be required to pay for costs associated with the conveyance, including the cost of any environmental assessments.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Enacting H.R. 2600 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 2600 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
Dynamic Scoring: CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2600 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
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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