Text: H.R.6491 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/08/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6491


To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 8, 2016

Mr. Gosar introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. La Paz County, Arizona, land conveyance.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) COUNTY.—The term “County” means La Paz County, Arizona.

(2) FEDERAL LAND.—The term “Federal land” means the approximately 8,000 acres of Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and designated as [________] on the map entitled [“___________”], numbered [_______], and dated [_______].

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b) Conveyance required.—As soon as practicable after the date on which the County submits to the Secretary a request to acquire the Federal land, the Secretary shall convey to the County all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land. The conveyance shall be subject to valid existing rights.

(c) Consideration.—

(1) CONSIDERATION REQUIRED.—As consideration for the conveyance of the Federal land, the County shall pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of the Federal land. The consideration shall be provided not later than 10 years after date of the conveyance of the Federal land.

(2) APPRAISAL TO DETERMINE FAIR MARKET VALUE.—The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the Federal land based upon an appraisal that is performed in accordance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

(3) DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.—The gross proceeds from the conveyance of the Federal land shall be distributed in a manner determined by the Secretary.

(d) Map.—

(1) AVAILABILITY.—The map described in subsection (a)(2) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management.

(2) CORRECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENT.—The Secretary and the County may, by mutual agreement—

(A) make minor boundary adjustments to the Federal land to be conveyed under this section; and

(B) correct any minor errors in the map, an acreage estimate, or the description of the Federal land.

(3) CONFLICT.—If there is a conflict between the map, an acreage estimate, or a description of land under this section, the map shall control unless the Secretary and the County mutually agree otherwise.

(e) Cost of conveyance.—As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (b), any costs related to the conveyance shall be paid by the County at the time of the conveyance.

(f) Use of conveyed land.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The County may sell any portion of the Federal land conveyed under subsection (b) for nonresidential development.

(2) RECREATION AND PUBLIC PURPOSES.—The County may elect to retain a portion of the conveyed Federal land for public recreation and public purposes consistent with the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the Recreation and Public Purposes Act; 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), by providing written notice of the election to the Secretary.

(g) Reversion.—Any portion of the Federal land conveyed under subsection (b) shall revert to the United States, at the option of the Secretary, if the Secretary determines that such portion of the land—

(1) is used in a manner that is inconsistent with the use described under subsection (f); or

(2) has not been used for the use described under subsection (f) by the date that is 10 years after the date of the conveyance of the Federal land.


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