Text: H.R.2570 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 2570 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 2570
To authorize the conveyance to the Columbia Hospital for Women of certain
parcels of land in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 6, 1991
Mr. DELLUMS (for himself, Ms. NORTON, Mr. STARK, Mr. RAHALL, Ms. OAKAR,
Ms. KAPTUR, Mrs. KENNELLY, Mrs. MORELLA, Mrs. SCHROEDER, Mr. DYMALLY,
Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. HOYER, Mr. MORAN, Mr. WOLF, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, and Mr. LEVIN
of Michigan) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to
the Committees on District of Columbia, Government Operations, and Public
Works and Transportation
A BILL
To authorize the conveyance to the Columbia Hospital for Women of certain
parcels of land in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF LAND.
  (a) ADMINISTRATOR OF GENERAL SERVICES- Subject to sections 2 and 3, the
  Administrator of General Services is directed to convey, for $12,000,000
  to be paid in accordance with the terms set forth in subsection (d),
  to the Columbia Hospital for Women (formerly Columbia Hospital for Women
  and Lying-in Asylum), Washington, District of Columbia, all right, title,
  and interest of the United States in and to those pieces or parcels of
  land in the District of Columbia, described in subsection (b), together
  with all improvements thereon and appurtenances thereto.
  (b) PROPERTY DESCRIPTION- The land referred to in subsection (a) was
  conveyed to the United States of America by deed dated May 2, 1888,
  from David Fergusson, widower, recorded in liber 1314, folio 102, of the
  land records of the District of Columbia, and is that portion of square
  numbered 25 in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia which
  was not previously conveyed to such hospital by the Act of June 28, 1952
  (Public Law 82-423; 66 Stat. 287; sec. 32-120, D.C. Code). Such property
  is more particularly described as square 25, lot 803, or as follows: All
  that piece or parcel of land situated and lying in the city of Washington
  in the District of Columbia and known as part of square numbered 25, as
  laid down and distinguished on the plat or plan of said city as follows:
  Beginning for the same at the northeast corner of square being the corner
  formed by the intersection of the west line of Twenty-fourth Street West,
  with the south line of north M Street and running thence south with the
  line of said Twenty-fourth Street for the distance of two hundred and
  thirty-one feet ten inches, thence running west and parallel with said
  M Street for the distance of two hundred and thirty feet six inches and
  running thence north and parallel with the line of said Twenty-fourth
  Street for the distance of two hundred and thirty-one feet ten inches to
  the line of said M Street and running thence east with the line of said M
  Street to the place of beginning two hundred and thirty feet and six inches
  together with all the improvements, ways, easements, rights, privileges,
  and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining.
  (c) DATE OF CONVEYANCE- The date of the conveyance of property required
  under subsection (a) shall be the date which is one year after the date of
  receipt by the Administrator of General Services of written notification
  that the Columbia Hospital for Women needs such property for hospital,
  clinic, rehabilitation center, medical research institution, medical
  education institution, or domiciliary care institution purposes.
  (d) CONVEYANCE TERMS- The conveyance of property required under subsection
  (a) shall be subject to such terms and conditions as may be determined
  by the Administrator of General Services to be necessary to safeguard the
  interests of the United States. Payment of the purchase price is subject
  to the following terms:
  (1) $5,000,000 is to be paid to the General Services Administration on
  the date of conveyance.
  (2) The principal balance of $7,000,000 is to be repaid over the period
  beginning on the 3rd anniversary of the date of conveyance and ending on
  the 11th anniversary of such date.
  (3) Interest, at the standard rate charged by the General Services
  Administration in similar transactions, on the principal balance shall
  accrue commencing on the date of conveyance.
  (4) The Columbia Hospital for Women shall have the right of prepayment
  without penalty.
  (e) GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION- All payments made under this Act shall
  be paid into, administered, and expended as part of the fund established
  by section 210(f) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act
  of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 490(f)).
SEC. 2. LIMITATION OF CONVEYANCE.
  No part of any land described in section 1 may be used for any purpose other
  than hospital, clinic, rehabilitation center, medical research institution,
  medical education institution, and domiciliary care institution purposes
  unless use for such other purpose is approved by the Administrator of
  General Services or by Act of Congress.
SEC. 3. USE BY UNITED STATES.
  (a) USE BY UNITED STATES- Subject to subsection (b), the United States
  shall retain the right to use the office building and parking lot located
  on lands conveyed pursuant to this Act. The Columbia Hospital for Women
  shall not be entitled to rent or other compensation from the United States
  for such use by the United States.
  (b) NOTIFICATION AND TERMINATION- The right to limited use by the United
  States under subsection (a) shall terminate on the date of conveyance
  described in section 1(c).
SEC. 4. MODIFICATION OF RESTRICTION ON PRIOR CONVEYANCE OF LAND.
  The Administrator of General Services is directed to take such actions
  as are necessary to modify the restriction which requires that lands
  conveyed by the Act of June 28, 1952 (Public Law 82-423; 66 Stat. 287;
  sec. 32-120, D.C. Code) be used for hospital purposes and to allow such
  lands to be used only for hospital, clinic, rehabilitation center, medical
  research institution, medical education institution, and domiciliary care
  institution purposes, unless use of such lands for a different purpose is
  approved by the Administrator of General Services or by Act of Congress.
SEC. 5. SATELLITE HEALTH CENTERS.
  Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act,
  the Columbia Hospital for Women, after consultation with the District of
  Columbia Commission of Public Health and the District of Columbia State
  Health Planning and Development Agency, shall establish, maintain, and
  operate at least 3 satellite centers that provide health and counseling
  services for teenagers, pregnant women, and mothers and children. The
  satellite centers shall be located in areas of the District of Columbia
  where needs for such health and counseling services are the greatest,
  and special consideration shall be given to the areas of the District with
  the highest rates of infant death and births by teenagers.