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Text of the Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act

This bill was introduced on May 14, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2299

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 2007

(for himself, Ms. Berkley, and Mr. Porter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

City

The term City means the City of Henderson, Nevada.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(3)

State

The term State means the State of Nevada.

(4)

Transition Area

The term Transition Area means the approximately 502 acres of Federal land located in Henderson, Nevada, and identified as Limited Transition Area on the map entitled Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act and dated March 20, 2006.

3.

Southern Nevada limited Transition Area

(a)

Conveyance

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.

(b)

Use of land for nonresidential development

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

Method of sale

(A)

In general

The sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be through a competitive bidding process.

(B)

Fair market value

Any land sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed under paragraph (1) shall be for not less than fair market value.

(3)

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.

(4)

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).

(c)

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.

(d)

Noise compatibility requirements

The City shall—

(1)

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

(2)

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.

(e)

Reversion

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

Inconsistent use

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—

(A)

at the discretion of the Secretary, the parcel shall revert to the United States; or

(B)

if the Secretary does not make an election under paragraph (1), the City shall sell the parcel of land in accordance with this section.