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H.R. 150 (rh) To amend the Act popularly known as the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to authorize disposal of certain public lands or national forest lands to local education agencies for use for elementary or secondary schools, including public chart...
H. R. 150
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 9, 1999
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and
To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest
System lands for use for educational purposes, 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 ``Education Land Grant Act''.
SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS FOR EDUCATIONAL
(a) Authority To Convey.--Upon application, the Secretary of
Agriculture may convey National Forest System lands for use for
educational purposes if the Secretary determines that--
(1) the entity seeking the conveyance will use the conveyed
land for a public or publicly funded elementary or secondary
school, to provide grounds or facilities related to such a
school, or for both purposes;
(2) the conveyance will serve the public interest;
(3) the land to be conveyed is not otherwise needed for the
purposes of the National Forest System; and
(4) the total acreage to be conveyed does not exceed the
amount reasonably necessary for the proposed use.
(b) Acreage Limitation.--A conveyance under this section may not
exceed 80 acres. However, this limitation shall not be construed to
preclude an entity from submitting a subsequent application under this
section for an additional land conveyance if the entity can demonstrate
to the Secretary a need for additional land.
(c) Costs and Mineral Rights.--A conveyance under this section
shall be for a nominal cost. The conveyance may not include the
transfer of mineral rights.
(d) Review of Applications.--When the Secretary receives an
application under this section, the Secretary shall--
(1) before the end of the 14-day period beginning on the
date of the receipt of the application, provide notice of that
receipt to the applicant; and
(2) before the end of the 120-day period beginning on that
(A) make a final determination whether or not to
convey land pursuant to the application, and notify the
applicant of that determination; or
(B) submit written notice to the applicant
containing the reasons why a final determination has
not been made.
(e) Reversionary Interest.--If at any time after lands are conveyed
pursuant to this section, the entity to whom the lands were conveyed
attempts to transfer title to or control over the lands to another or
the lands are devoted to a use other than the use for which the lands
were conveyed, without the consent of the Secretary, title to the lands
shall revert to the United States.
Passed the House of Representatives June 8, 1999.
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