H.R.2370 - Escambia County Land Conveyance Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] (Introduced 05/04/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-236|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/27/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.2370 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (07/26/2017)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)
Escambia County Land Conveyance Act
(Sec. 3) This bill authorizes Escambia County, Florida, to convey its interest in any part of the former Santa Rosa Island National Monument land that was conveyed to it by the federal government in 1947 to any person or entity, without restriction.
The bill prohibits any person or entity holding a leasehold interest in such land from being required to involuntarily accept a fee interest to such land in place of the leasehold interest.
The bill states that all interest of Escambia County in any part of such land that is within the jurisdictional boundaries of Santa Rosa County, Florida, shall be conveyed by Escambia County to such county within two years of the enactment of this bill.
Santa Rosa County or any other person to whom such county reconveys such land may reconvey any part of it.
Any proceeds from the conveyance of such land by either county (other than the amounts that are paid for the direct and incidental costs associated with the conveyance) shall be considered to be windfall profits that shall revert to the United States.
Escambia County must preserve in perpetuity those areas of the monument land conveyed under this bill that, as of this bill's enactment, are dedicated for conservation, preservation, public recreation access, and public parking.