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

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Introduced in House (03/08/2006)


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.


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


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.