Text: S.1802 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 104-276 (10/09/1996)
[104th Congress Public Law 276]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 104-276
<<NOTE: Oct. 9, 1996 - [S. 1802]>> To direct the Secretary of the
Interior to convey certain property containing a fish and wildlife
facility to the State of Wyoming, 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 CERTAIN PROPERTY TO WYOMING.
(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall
convey in ``as is'' condition, to the State of Wyoming without
(A) all right, title, and interest of the United
States in and to the portion of the property commonly
known as ``Ranch A'' in Crook County, Wyoming, other
than the portion described in paragraph (2), consisting
of approximately 600 acres of land (including all real
property, buildings, and all other improvements to real
property) and all personal property (including art,
historic light fixtures, wildlife mounts, draperies,
rugs, and furniture directly related to the site,
including personal property on loan to museums and other
entities at the time of transfer);
(B) all right, title, and interest of the United
States in and to all buildings and related improvements
and all personal property associated with the buildings
on the portion of the property described in paragraph
(C) a permanent right of way across the portion of
the property described in paragraph (2) to use the
buildings conveyed under subparagraph (B).
(2) Ranch a.--Subject to the exceptions described in
subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (1), the United States
shall retain all right, title, and interest in and to the
portion of the property commonly known as ``Ranch A'' in Crook
County, Wyoming, described as Township 52 North, Range 61 West,
Section 24 N\1/2\ SE\1/4\, consisting of approximately 80 acres
(b) Use and Reversionary Interest.--
(1) Use.--The property conveyed to the State of Wyoming
under this section shall be retained by the State and be used by
the State for the purposes of--
(A) fish and wildlife management and educational
(B) using, maintaining, displaying, and restoring,
through State or local agreements, or both, the museum-
quality real and personal property and the historical
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interests and significance of the real and personal
property, consistent with applicable Federal and State
(2) Access by institutions of higher education.--The State
of Wyoming shall provide access to the property for institutions
of higher education at a compensation level that is agreed to by
the State and the institutions of higher education.
(3) Reversion.--All right, title, and interest in and to the
property described in subsection (a) shall revert to the United
(A) the property is used by the State of Wyoming for
any other purpose than the purposes set forth in
(B) there is any development of the property
(including commercial or recreational development, but
not including the construction of small structures, to
be used for the purposes set forth in subsection (b)(1),
on land conveyed to the State of Wyoming under
subsection (a)(1)(A)); or
(C) the State does not make every reasonable effort
to protect and maintain the quality and quantity of fish
and wildlife habitat on the property.
(c) Addition to the Black Hills National Forest.--
(1) Transfer.--Administrative jurisdiction of the property
described in subsection (a)(2) is transferred to the Secretary
of Agriculture, to be included in and managed as part of the
Black Hills National Forest.
(2) No hunting or mineral development.--No hunting or
mineral development shall be permitted on any of the land
transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary
of Agriculture by paragraph (1).
Approved October 9, 1996.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1802 (H.R. 3579):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-711 accompanying H.R. 3579 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-290 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996):
Sept. 4, H.R. 3579 considered and passed House.
Sept. 24, S. 1802 considered and passed Senate.
Sept. 26, considered and passed House.