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                                H. R. 1476

  To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national 
 cemetery for veterans in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, metropolitan 



                             March 27, 2003

  Mr. Hefley introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 
   Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


                                 A BILL

  To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national 
 cemetery for veterans in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, metropolitan 

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


    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall establish, 
in accordance with chapter 24 of title 38, United States Code, a 
national cemetery in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, metropolitan area 
to serve the needs of veterans and their families.
    (b) Consultation in Selection of Site.--Before selecting the site 
for the national cemetery established under subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall consult with--
            (1) appropriate officials of the State of Colorado and 
        local officials of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area, and
            (2) appropriate officials of the United States, including 
        the Administrator of General Services, with respect to land 
        belonging to the United States in that area that would be 
        suitable to establish the national cemetery under subsection 
    (c) Authority To Accept Donation of Parcel of Land.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may 
        accept on behalf of the United States the gift of an 
        appropriate parcel of real property. The Secretary shall have 
        administrative jurisdiction over such parcel of real property, 
        and shall use such parcel to establish the national cemetery 
        under subsection (a).
            (2) Income tax treatment of gift.--For purposes of Federal 
        income, estate, and gift taxes, the real property accepted 
        under paragraph (1) shall be considered as a gift to the United 
    (d) Report.--As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the 
establishment of the national cemetery under subsection (a). The report 
shall set forth a schedule for such establishment and an estimate of 
the costs associated with such establishment.

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