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Introduced in Senate (02/25/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3331


To modify the boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 25, 2020

Mr. Gardner (for himself and Mr. Bennet) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To modify the boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park, 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 “Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification and Land Exchange Act”.

SEC. 2. Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) MAP.—The term “map” means the map entitled “Rocky Mountain National Park Proposed Boundary Revision”, numbered 121/154,327, and dated June 2019.

(2) NON-FEDERAL LAND.—The term “non-Federal land” means the approximately 40 acres of non-Federal land depicted as “TR 05–133” on the map.

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

(b) Land acquisition.—The Secretary may acquire, by donation, the non-Federal land for inclusion in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

(c) Boundary modification.—On acquisition of the non-Federal land under subsection (b), the Secretary shall—

(1) modify the boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park to include the acquisition; and

(2) administer the acquired land as part of the Rocky Mountain National Park, in accordance with applicable laws.

(d) Availability of map.—The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

SEC. 3. Rocky Mountain National Park land exchange.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) FEDERAL LAND.—The term “Federal land” means the approximately 0.18 acres of land depicted as “TR04–168–1” on the map.

(2) MAP.—The term “map” means the map entitled “Rocky Mountain National Park Proposed Forsyth Family Land Exchange”, numbered 121/154,326, and dated June 2019.

(3) NON-FEDERAL LAND.—The term “non-Federal land” means the approximately 0.18 acres of land depicted as “TR04–169” on the map.

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

(b) Authorization of exchange.—To correct a longstanding land ownership error, if the owner of the non-Federal land offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and interest of the owner in and to the non-Federal land, the Secretary shall convey to the owner of the non-Federal land, subject to valid existing rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.

(c) Valuation.—The value of the Federal land and the non-Federal land to be exchanged under subsection (b) shall be considered to be of equal value.

(d) Administration.—The non-Federal land acquired by the Secretary under subsection (b) shall be administered by the Secretary as part of Rocky Mountain National Park.

(e) Availability of map.—The map shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.


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