Text: H.R.4907 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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109th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4907

  To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national 
      cemetery for veterans in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 8, 2006

   Mr. Hefley (for himself, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. 
Tancredo, Mrs. Musgrave, Mr. Beauprez, and Ms. DeGette) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
                                Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
  To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national 
      cemetery for veterans in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL CEMETERY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall establish, 
in accordance with chapter 24 of title 38, United States Code, a 
national cemetery in the Pikes Peak region to serve the needs of 
veterans and their families.
    (b) Consultation in Selection of Site.--Before selecting the site 
for the national cemetery established under subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall consult with--
            (1) appropriate officials of the State of Colorado and 
        local officials in the Pikes Peak region; and
            (2) appropriate officials of the United States, including 
        the Administrator of General Services, with respect to land 
        belonging to the United States in that area that would be 
        suitable to establish the national cemetery under subsection 
        (a).
    (c) Authority to Accept Donation of Parcel of Land.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may 
        accept on behalf of the United States the gift of an 
        appropriate parcel of real property. The Secretary shall have 
        administrative jurisdiction over such parcel of real property, 
        and shall use such parcel to establish the national cemetery 
        under subsection (a).
            (2) Income tax treatment of gift.--For purposes of Federal 
        income, estate, and gift taxes, the real property accepted 
        under paragraph (1) shall be considered as a gift to the United 
        States.
    (d) Report.--As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the 
establishment of the national cemetery under subsection (a). The report 
shall set forth a schedule for such establishment and an estimate of 
the costs associated with such establishment.
    (e) Pikes Peak Region Defined.--In this Act, the term ``Pikes Peak 
region'' means the geographic area consisting of the following Colorado 
counties:
            (1) Teller.
            (2) El Paso.
            (3) Fremont.
            (4) Pueblo.
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