Text: H.R.7318 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/09/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7318


To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to acquire a parcel of land adjacent to Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 9, 2008

Mr. Wilson of South Carolina introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to acquire a parcel of land adjacent to Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.

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

SECTION 1. Acquisition of land adjacent to Beaufort National Cemetery.

(a) Authority To purchase.—Subject to the availability of appropriations for such purpose, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall acquire, in accordance with chapter 24 of title 38, United States Code, the parcel of land described in subsection (b) to be used for the expansion of the Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.

(b) Parcel described.—The parcel of land described in this subsection is a parcel of land consisting of approximately 4.9 acres located on 17th Street in Beaufort, South Carolina, as depicted on tax map number 120–1–238 dated May 4, 1998.

(c) Authority To accept donation of parcel of land.—

(1) AUTHORITY.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may accept on behalf of the United States the gift of the parcel of land described in subsection (b). The Secretary shall have administrative jurisdiction over such parcel, and shall use such parcel to expand the Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.

(2) INCOME TAX TREATMENT OF GIFT.—For purposes of Federal income, estate, and gift taxes, the land accepted under paragraph (1) shall be considered as a gift to the United States.

(d) Report to Congress.—As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress a report on the acquisition of the parcel of land described in subsection (b).


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