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        S.35

                     One Hundred Fifteenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

         Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
           the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen


                                 An Act


 
  To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land 
 Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, 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. SHORT TITLE.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Black Hills National Cemetery 
Boundary Expansion Act''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
    In this Act:
        (1) Cemetery.--The term ``Cemetery'' means the Black Hills 
    National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota.
        (2) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means the 
    approximately 200 acres of Bureau of Land Management land adjacent 
    to the Cemetery, generally depicted as ``Proposed National Cemetery 
    Expansion'' on the map entitled ``Proposed Expansion of Black Hills 
    National Cemetery-South Dakota'' and dated June 16, 2016.
        (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
    the Interior.
SEC. 3. TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND FOR 
CEMETERY USE.
    (a) Conduct of Due Diligence Activities by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs.--
        (1) In general.--Before the transfer of administrative 
    jurisdiction and withdrawal of the Federal land under subsections 
    (b) and (c), respectively, and subject to paragraph (2), the 
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall complete any appropriate 
    environmental, cultural resource, and other due diligence 
    activities on the Federal land that would enable the Secretary of 
    Veterans Affairs to confirm that the Federal land is suitable for 
    cemetery purposes.
        (2) Notice; required coordination.--The Secretary of Veterans 
    Affairs shall--
            (A) before conducting any due diligence activities under 
        paragraph (1), notify the Secretary of the activities to be 
        conducted;
            (B) as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines to be 
        necessary in the conduct of the due diligence activities under 
        paragraph (1), coordinate the activities with the Secretary; 
        and
            (C) if the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines, on 
        completion of the due diligence activities under paragraph (1), 
        that the Federal land is suitable for cemetery purposes, submit 
        written notice of the determination to the Secretary.
    (b) Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction.--
        (1) Transfer.--
            (A) In general.--On receipt by the Secretary of written 
        notice of a determination that the Federal land is suitable for 
        cemetery purposes under subsection (a)(2)(C), except as 
        provided in subparagraph (B), and subject to valid existing 
        rights, administrative jurisdiction over the Federal land is 
        transferred from the Secretary to the Secretary of Veterans 
        Affairs for use as a national cemetery in accordance with 
        chapter 24 of title 38, United States Code.
            (B) Exclusion.--The transfer of administrative jurisdiction 
        over the Federal land under subparagraph (A) shall not include 
        the land located within 100 feet of the center of the 
        Centennial Trail, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Proposed Expansion of Black Hills National Cemetery-South 
        Dakota'' and dated June 16, 2016.
        (2) Legal descriptions.--
            (A) In general.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish in the 
        Federal Register a notice containing a legal description of the 
        Federal land.
            (B) Effect.--A legal description published under 
        subparagraph (A) shall have the same force and effect as if 
        included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct any 
        clerical and typographical errors in the legal description.
            (C) Availability.--Copies of the legal description 
        published under subparagraph (A) shall be available for public 
        inspection in the appropriate offices of--
                (i) the Bureau of Land Management; and
                (ii) the National Cemetery Administration.
            (D) Costs.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
        reimburse the Secretary for the costs incurred by the Secretary 
        in carrying out this paragraph, including the costs of any 
        surveys and other reasonable costs.
    (c) Withdrawal.--On receipt by the Secretary of written notice of a 
determination that the Federal land is suitable for cemetery purposes 
under subsection (a)(2)(C) and subject to valid existing rights, the 
Federal land--
        (1) is withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the 
    public land laws, including the mining laws, the mineral leasing 
    laws, and the geothermal leasing laws; and
        (2) shall be treated as property as defined under section 
    102(9) of title 40, United States Code.
    (d) Boundary Modification.--The boundary of the Cemetery is 
modified to include the Federal land.
    (e) Modification of Public Land Order.--Public Land Order 2112, 
dated June 6, 1960 (25 Fed. Reg. 5243), is modified to exclude the 
Federal land.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.