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H.R. 5497 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for certain audio or video postproduction equipment. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5496 To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide for maintenance and repair of buildings and properties located on lands in the National Wildlife Refuge System by lessees of such facilities, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 18, 2000 Mr. Souder introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide for maintenance and repair of buildings and properties located on lands in the National Wildlife Refuge System by lessees of such facilities, 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. LEASES, PERMITS, AND CONTRACTS FOR BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND PROPERTIES IN THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM. (a) In General.--The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.) is amended by-- (1) striking section 6 (relating to amendments to other laws, which have executed); (2) redesignating section 5 (16 U.S.C. 668ee) as section 6; and (3) inserting after section 4 the following: ``SEC. 5. LEASES, PERMITS, AND CONTRACTS FOR BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND PROPERTIES IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM. ``(a) Maintenance and Repair.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may include, in any agreement, lease, permit, or contract granted by the Secretary that authorizes a person to use land or water in the System for purposes of providing accommodations, facilities, or services to visitors to an area in the System, provisions that-- ``(1) authorize the person to maintain or repair any improvement on or in such land or water that the person is authorized to use for such purposes; and ``(2) treat costs incurred by the person for such maintenance or repair as consideration otherwise required to be paid to the United States for such use. ``(b) Expenditure of Fees and Other Payments.-- ``(1) In general.--Amounts received by the United States as fees or other payments required under any agreement, lease, permit, or contract for use of real property located in an area in the System shall be available to the Secretary for expenditure in accordance with this subsection, without further appropriation, to increase the quality of the visitor experience and enhance the protection of resources. ``(2) Authorized uses.--Amounts available for expenditure under this section may only be used for the area, site, or project concerned for the following: ``(A) Backlogged repair and maintenance projects (including projects relating to health and safety). ``(B) Interpretation, signage, habitat, or facility enhancement. ``(C) Resource preservation. ``(D) Annual operation (including fee collection), maintenance, and law enforcement relating to public use. ``(3) Refuge revenue sharing act of 1935.--Paragraph (1) shall not affect the application of the Act of June 15, 1935 (chapter 261; 16 U.S.C. 715s), commonly referred to as the Refuge Revenue Sharing Act, to amounts referred to in paragraph (1) that are not expended by the Secretary under paragraph (1).''. (b) Prior Amendments Not Affected.--Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any amendment made by section 6 of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966), as in effect before the enactment of this Act, or any provision of law amended by such section. <all>
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