< Back to H.R. 1428 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)

Text of the Entitled, “the North American Border Stations Improvements Act”.

This bill was introduced on April 6, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 6, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 1428 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1428

Entitled, the ‘North American Border Stations Improvements Act’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 6, 1995

Mr. DE LA GARZA introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

Entitled, the ‘North American Border Stations Improvements Act’.

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

SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION.

    (a) AGREEMENTS- The Administrator of the General Services Administration, subject to amounts provided in advance in appropriations Acts, may enter into agreements with State, local governmental units, and private corporations of the United States for the construction of border stations on the borders of the United States with Canada and Mexico. Agreements under this Act shall be authorized only for facilities--

      (1) that meet applicable Federal Government requirements for border stations; and

      (2) that are located on sites approved by the Commissioner of the United States Customs Service, the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Administrator of the General Services Administration.

SEC. 2. TERMS OF AGREEMENTS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- An agreement entered into under this Act shall provide for the acquisition of land and materials for the construction of border stations.

    (b) TERMS AND LIMITATIONS-

      (1) LEASE AGREEMENT REQUIRED- An agreement entered into under this Act may provide for a lease, with a term not to exceed 30 years.

      (2) BORDER STATIONS- This Act shall not preclude existing corporate or privately owned border stations, and border stations owned by local governmental units from making additions, modifications, replacements, and expansions of the port facility and its campus, which would necessarily allow for an extension of the lease payment period subject to the Administrator’s approval.

      (3) VESTED TITLE- A lease agreement entered into under this Act shall provide for the title to the property and facilities to be vested in the ‘local governmental unit’ or in the instance of corporate or privately owned facilities in the corporation or individuals.

SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act, the term ‘local governmental unit’ means--

      (1) a county, city or other local government;

      (2) a bridge board, port authority, or other entity established by a State or local government; and

      (3) any combination of those governments and entities.