Summary: H.R.1008 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1008. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/10/2011)

Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Land Consolidation Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to convey and quitclaim to the Towee Falls Baptist Church a parcel of National Forest System land in Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, which surrounds the Church.

Requires Towee Falls Baptist Church to pay to the Secretary an amount of cash that is equal to the fair market value of such parcel based on an appraisal approved by the Secretary.

Requires deposit of the consideration received by the Secretary into a specified account in the Treasury and makes the monies so deposited available for the acquisition of lands and interests in the Cherokee National Forest.

Authorizes the Secretary to use such monies to acquire from the Monroe County Tennessee Board of Education a tract of land known as the Doc Rogers tract if the Secretary and the Board reach an agreement on the terms of a federal acquisition.