Text: H.R.6510 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 111-370 (01/04/2011)
[111th Congress Public Law 370]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 111-370
To direct the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of
real property in Houston, Texas, to the Military Museum of Texas, and
for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 4, 2011 - [H.R. 6510]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.
(a) Authority To Convey.--The Administrator of General Services
shall convey, at the market value determined under subsection (b), to
the Military Museum of Texas all right, title, and interest of the
United States in and to the parcel of real property located at 8611
Wallisville Road in Houston, Texas, as described in subsection (c).
(b) Determination of Market Value.--For purposes of subsection (a),
the market value of the real property shall be determined by an
independent appraisal based on the current use of the property. The
appraisal shall be commissioned by the Administrator and paid for by the
Military Museum of Texas.
(c) Property Description.--The real property to be conveyed is the
3.673 acres of land in Lot 3 of Moers Subdivision in the W.M. Black
Survey, Abstract 114, Harris County, Texas, more particularly described
(1) Beginning at an iron rod located at the intersection of
the north line of Wallisville Road presently being 100' wide
with the southeast line of U.S. Highway 90 presently being 150'
(2) Thence north 38/13' east 1068.61' along the southeast
line of U.S. Highway 90 to an iron rod for the point of
(3) Thence south 01/15'43'' east 713.5' along a fence to a
galvanized iron fence corner in the north line of Wallisville
(4) Thence south 79/26' west, 408' more or less parallel to
the east boundary line to a point in the southeast line of U.S.
(5) Thence north 38/13' east 460' more or less along the
southeast line of U.S. Highway 90 to the point of beginning.
(d) Structures and Improvements.--The conveyance shall include the
improvements, structures, and fixtures located on the real property
conveyed and related personal property.
(e) Use Restriction.--
(1) <<NOTE: Time period.>> In general.--As a condition of
the conveyance, the Military Museum of Texas shall use and
maintain the real property conveyed, for a minimum period of 30
years, in a manner consistent with the use of the property at
the time of the conveyance.
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(2) Use restriction.--Except as provided by paragraph (3),
if the real property conveyed ceases to be used or maintained as
required by paragraph (1), all or any portion of the property
shall, in its then existing condition and at the option of the
Administrator, revert to the United States.
(3) Abrogation of use restriction.--
(A) In general.--The Military Museum of Texas may
seek abrogation of the use restriction set forth in
paragraph (2) by obtaining the advance written consent
of the Administrator, and by payment to the United
States of the fair market value of the real property to
be released from the restriction.
(B) Determination of fair market value.--For
purposes of subparagraph (A), the fair market value of
the real property shall be determined by an independent
appraisal based on the highest and best use of the
property as of the effective date of the abrogation. The
appraisal shall be commissioned by the Administrator and
paid for by the Military Museum of Texas.
(1) Reports.--As a condition of the conveyance, the Military
Museum of Texas shall submit to the Administrator, not later
than one year after the date of the conveyance and annually
thereafter for a period of 30 years, a report on the Military
Museum's use and maintenance of the real property conveyed, and
any other reports required by the Administrator to evidence the
Military Museum's continuous use of the property in accordance
with subsection (d).
(2) <<NOTE: Deadlines. Time period.>> Inspections.--Not
later than one year after the date of conveyance and every 5
years thereafter for a period of 30 years, the Administrator
shall conduct inspections of the real property conveyed to
confirm information provided in the reports submitted under
(g) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Administrator may require
the conveyance to be subject to such additional terms and conditions as
the Administrator considers appropriate and necessary to protect the
interests of the United States.
(h) Costs of Conveyance.--The Military Museum of Texas shall be
responsible for all reasonable and necessary costs associated with the
conveyance, including real estate transaction and environmental
(i) Relationship to Environmental Law.--Nothing in this section may
be construed to affect or limit the application of or obligation to
comply with any environmental law, including section
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120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and
Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)).
Approved January 4, 2011.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 6510:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Dec. 14, considered and passed House.
Dec. 18, considered and passed Senate.