H.R. 2979 (105th): To authorize acquisition of certain real property for the Library of Congress, and for other purposes.

105th Congress, 1997–1998. Text as of Nov 13, 1997 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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H.R.2979

One Hundred Fifth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven

An Act

To authorize acquisition of certain real property for the Library of Congress, 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. ACQUISITION OF FACILITY IN CULPEPER, VIRGINIA.

    (a) ACQUISITION- The Architect of the Capitol may acquire on behalf of the United States Government by transfer of title, without reimbursement or transfer of funds, the following property:

      (1) Three parcels totaling approximately 41 acres, more or less, located in Culpeper County, Virginia, and identified as Culpeper County Tax Parcel Numbers 51-80B, 51-80C, and 51-80D, further described as real estate (consisting of 15.949 acres) conveyed to Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond by deed from Russell H. Inskeep and Jean H. Inskeep, his wife, dated October 1, 1964, and recorded October 7, 1964, in the Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court of Culpeper County, Virginia, in Deed Book 177, page 431, and real estate (consisting of 20.498 acres and consisting of 4.502 acres) conveyed to Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond by deed from Russell H. Inskeep and Jean H. Inskeep, his wife, dated November 11, 1974, and recorded November 12, 1974, in the Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court of Culpeper County, Virginia, in Deed Book 247, page 246.

      (2) Improvements to such real property.

    (b) USES- Effective on the date on which the Architect of the Capitol acquires the property under subsection (a), such property shall be available to the Librarian of Congress for use as a national audiovisual conservation center.

SEC. 2. LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.

    Section 11 of the Act entitled ‘An Act relating the policing of the buildings of the Library of Congress’ approved August 4, 1950 (2 U.S.C. 167(j)), is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(d) For the purposes of this Act, the term ‘Library of Congress buildings and grounds’ shall include the following property:

      ‘(1) Three parcels totaling approximately 41 acres, more or less, located in Culpeper County, Virginia, and identified as Culpeper County Tax Parcel Numbers 51-80B, 51-80C, and 51-80D, further described as real estate (consisting of 15.949 acres) conveyed to Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond by deed from Russell H. Inskeep and Jean H. Inskeep, his wife, dated October 1, 1964, and recorded October 7, 1964, in the Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court of Culpeper County, Virginia, in Deed Book 177, page 431; and real estate (consisting of 20.498 acres and consisting of 4.502 acres) conveyed to Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond by deed from Russell H. Inskeep and Jean H. Inskeep, his wife, dated November 11, 1974, and recorded November 12, 1974, in the Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court of Culpeper County, Virginia, in Deed Book 247, page 246.

      ‘(2) Improvements to such real property.’.

SEC. 3. ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFERRED GIFTS OR TRUST FUNDS.

    Gifts or trust funds given to the Library or the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board for the structural and mechanical work and refurbishment of Library buildings and grounds specified in section 1 shall be transferred to the Architect of the Capitol to be spent in accordance with the provisions of the first section of the Act of June 29, 1922 (2 U.S.C. 141).

SEC. 4. FUND FOR TRANSFERRED FUNDS.

    There is established in the Treasury of the United States a fund consisting of those gifts or trust funds transferred to the Architect of the Capitol under section 3. Upon prior approval of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, amounts in the fund shall be available to the Architect of the Capitol, subject to appropriation, to remain available until expended, for the structural and mechanical work and refurbishment of Library buildings and grounds. Such funds shall be available for expenditure in fiscal year 1998, subject to the prior approval of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (b), the provisions of this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (b) SPECIAL RULE FOR INCLUSION OF PROPERTY WITHIN LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS- The amendment made by section 2 shall take effect upon the acquisition by the Architect of the Capitol of the property described in section 1.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.