H. R. 2299
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 14, 2007
Mr. Heller of Nevada (for himself, Ms. Berkley, and Mr. Porter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the City of Henderson, Nevada, certain Federal land located in the City, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Southern Nevada Limited Transition
In this Act:
The term City means the City of Henderson, Nevada.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term State means the State of Nevada.
The term Transition Area means the
approximately 502 acres of Federal land located in Henderson, Nevada, and
Limited Transition Area on the map entitled
Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act and dated March 20,
Southern Nevada limited Transition Area
Notwithstanding the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), on request of the City, the Secretary shall, without consideration and subject to all valid existing rights, convey to the City all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Transition Area.
Use of land for nonresidential development
After the conveyance to the City under subsection (a), the City may sell, lease, or otherwise convey any portion or portions of the Transition Area for purposes of nonresidential development.
Method of sale
The sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be through a competitive bidding process.
Fair market value
Any land sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed under paragraph (1) shall be for not less than fair market value.
Compliance with charter
Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (4), the City may sell, lease, or otherwise convey parcels within the Transition Area only in accordance with the procedures for conveyances established in the City Charter.
Disposition of proceeds
The gross proceeds from the sale of land under paragraph (1) shall be distributed in accordance with section 4(e) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2345).
Use of land for recreation or other public purposes
The City may elect to retain
parcels in the Transition Area for public recreation or other public purposes
consistent with the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the
Recreation and Public Purposes Act) (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) by
providing to the Secretary written notice of the election.
Noise compatibility requirements
The City shall—
plan and manage the Transition Area in accordance with section 47504 of title 49, United States Code (relating to airport noise compatibility planning), and regulations promulgated in accordance with that section; and
agree that if any land in the Transition Area is sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed by the City, the sale, lease, or conveyance shall contain a limitation to require uses compatible with that airport noise compatibility planning.
If any parcel of land in the Transition Area is not conveyed for nonresidential development under this Act or reserved for recreation or other public purposes under subsection (c) by the date that 20 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States.
If the City uses any parcel of land within the Transition Area in a manner that is inconsistent with the uses specified in this section—
at the discretion of the Secretary, the parcel shall revert to the United States; or
if the Secretary does not make an election under paragraph (1), the City shall sell the parcel of land in accordance with this section.