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S. 2496 (100th): A bill to provide for the leasing of certain real property to the American National Red Cross, District of Columbia Chapter, for the construction and maintenance of certain buildings and improvements.

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 8, 1988 (Passed Congress).

PUBLIC LAW 100-637—NOV. 8, 1988                                102 STAT. 3325

Public Law 100-637                                           -
100th Congress
                                   An Act
To provide for the leasing of certain real property to the American National Red   ^       Q IQOQ
  Cross, District of Columbia Chapter, for the construction and maintenance of         ——
  certain buildings and improvements.                                                  [S. 2496]

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the joint
resolution entitled "Joint Resolution to grant authority for the
erection of a permanent building for the American National Red
Cross, District of Columbia Chapter, Washington, District of Colum-
bia", approved July 1, 1947 is amended by adding at the end thereof
the following new section:
   "SEC. 11. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 36USCl3note.
Administrator of the General Services Administration shall enter
into a lease of the real property described in the first section of this
Act with the American National Red Cross, District of Columbia
Chapter. Such lease shall provide that such property shall be used
as an office, medical and scientific facility by such Red Cross Chap-
ter and the tenants of such Chapter on such terms and conditions as
shall be customary and necessary, including that—
        "(1) the lease shall be triple net to the United States and such
     Red Cross Chapter shall pay all taxes, insurance, and operating
     costs, and a rent of $1.00 for the term of the lease;
        "(2) the lease term shall be for 99 years, and all improvements
     on such property shall revert to the ownership of the United
     States at the conclusion of the term;
        "(3) such Red Cross Chapter may (at the expense of such
     Chapter) demolish the improvements on such property or any
     improvements constructed on such property after the date of
     enactment of this section, build, own, operate, and maintain
     new improvements, enter into leases, finance improvements
     (and mortgage any improvements and the leasehold estate), and
     in all manner deal with the property subject only to the condi-
     tion that the ownership interest of the United States in the land
     shall not be adversely affected;
        "(4) any space not needed for the operations of such Red Cross
     Chapter or the American National Red Cross in any building or
     improvement constructed on such property shall be first made
     available for use by Federal agencies at rental rates and other
     related expenses that are less than fair market value and reflect
     the value of the property provided to such Red Cross Chapter
     under the provisions of this Act;
        "(5) the United States shall cooperate with such Red Cross
     Chapter with respect to any zoning or other matters relating to
     the development or improvement of such property; and
        "(6) the plans of any proposed building or improvement for
     construction after the date of the enactment of this section shall
     first be approved by the American National Red Cross, the

102 STAT. 3326 PUBLIC LAW 100-637—NOV. 8, 1988 Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Capital Planning Commission. "(b) The enactment of this section may not be construed as establishing a policy of the United States Government to furnish building sites for Red Cross chapters or any eleemosynary institu- tion at any other place.". New York. SEC. 2. The General Services Administration is authorized to lease, on a long-term basis as determined by the Administrator of General Services, approximately 200,000 square feet of office space located in the area north of 9Gth Street in the county of New York, New York, at a lease rate not to exceed comparable rates for equivalent space in such area or comparable rates within the build- ing to be occupied, subject to the approval of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Approved November 8, 1988. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2496: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-1008 (Comm. on Public Works and Transportation). SENATE REPORTS: No. 100-432 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Aug. 2, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 4, considered and passed House, amended. Oct. 19, Senate concurred in House amendment. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 24 (1988): Nov. 8, Presidential statement.