H.R. 4912 (106th): To require the conveyance of certain real property under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs ...

...in Miles City, Montana.

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Jul 20, 2000 (Introduced).

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HR 4912 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4912

To require the conveyance of certain real property under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Miles City, Montana.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 20, 2000

Mr. HILL of Montana introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To require the conveyance of certain real property under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Miles City, Montana.

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

SECTION 1. LAND CONVEYANCE, MILES CITY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER COMPLEX, MILES CITY, MONTANA.

    (a) CONVEYANCE REQUIRED- The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall convey, without consideration, to Custer County, Montana (in this section referred to as the ‘County’), all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcels of real property consisting of the Miles City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center complex, which has served as a medical and support complex for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Miles City, Montana.

    (b) TIMING OF CONVEYANCE- The conveyance required by subsection (a) shall be made as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (c) CONDITIONS OF CONVEYANCE- The conveyance required by subsection (a) shall be subject to the condition that the County--

      (1) use the parcels conveyed, whether directly or through an agreement with a public or private entity, for veterans activities, community and economic development, or such other public purposes as the County considers appropriate; or

      (2) convey the parcels to an appropriate public or private entity for use for such purposes.

    (d) CONVEYANCE OF IMPROVEMENTS- (1) As part of the conveyance required by subsection (a), the Secretary may also convey to the County any improvements, equipment, fixtures, and other personal property located on the parcels conveyed under that subsection that are not required by the Secretary.

    (2) Any conveyance under this subsection shall be without consideration.

    (e) USE PENDING CONVEYANCE- Until such time as the real property to be conveyed under subsection (a) is conveyed by deed under this section, the Secretary may continue to lease the real property, together with any improvements thereon, under the terms and conditions of the current lease of the real property.

    (f) MAINTENANCE PENDING CONVEYANCE- The Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining the real property to be conveyed under subsection (a), and any improvements, equipment, fixtures, and other personal property to be conveyed under subsection (d), in its condition as of the date of the enactment of this Act until such time as the real property, and such improvements, equipment, fixtures, and other personal property are conveyed by deed under this section.

    (g) POST-CONVEYANCE CONVERSION- (1) The Secretary shall make a grant to the County for purposes of activities by the County to convert and redevelop the real property conveyed under subsection (a), and any improvements, equipment, fixtures, and other personal property conveyed under subsection (d), for use in accordance with subsection (c).

    (2) The amount of the grant under paragraph (1) shall be equal to the amount appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in subsection (j).

    (3) The grant under this subsection shall be made as soon as practicable after the date of the conveyance under subsection (a).

    (h) LEGAL DESCRIPTION- The exact acreage and legal description of the real property to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary.

    (i) ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions in connection with the conveyance under this section as the Secretary determines appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

    (j) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- (1) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Veterans Affairs $4,970,000 for purposes of the grant required by subsection (g).

    (2) Amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended.