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Public Law No: 104-276 (10/09/1996)

 
[104th Congress Public Law 276]
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Public Law 104-276
104th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   <<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.

    (a) Conveyance.--
            (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 
        reimbursement--
                    (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 
                (2); and
                    (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 
        of land.

    (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 
                activities; and
                    (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 
                laws.
            (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 
        States if--
                    (A) the property is used by the State of Wyoming for 
                any other purpose than the purposes set forth in 
                paragraph (1);
                    (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):
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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.

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