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Text of A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to Miami-Dade County certain Federal land in the State of ...

...the State of Florida for the purpose of building a fire station.

This bill was introduced on July 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3390

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 17, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Nelson of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to Miami-Dade County certain Federal land in the State of Florida for the purpose of building a fire station.

1.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

County

The term County means Miami-Dade County in the State of Florida.

(2)

Property

The term Property means approximately 2.0 acres, more or less, of the Federal land comprising the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station in Miami-Dade County, Florida, as described in section 2(b).

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.

2.

Land conveyance

(a)

In General

Upon receipt of the consideration and cost reimbursement described in this Act, the Secretary shall convey and quitclaim to the County, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Property, subject to easements and rights-of-way of record and such other terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, for the purpose of building a fire station.

(b)

Property Delineation

Of the Federal land comprising the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, the Secretary and the authorized representative of the County shall mutually delineate 2.0 acres, more or less, fronting on SW 67th Avenue for conveyance as the Property.

(c)

Consideration

(1)

In general

As consideration for the conveyance of the Property, the County shall pay to the Secretary an amount in cash equal to the market value of the Property.

(2)

Determination of value

(A)

In general

To determine the market value of the Property, the Secretary shall have the Property appraised in conformity with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.

(B)

Appraisal

The approved appraisal shall at all times be the property of the United States.

(d)

Survey

The County shall, at its cost—

(1)

survey the exterior boundaries of the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station and the Property to Federal survey standards to the satisfaction of the Secretary; and

(2)

provide to the Secretary certified originals with signature and raised seal.

(e)

Release

The County, by a recordable instrument satisfactory to the Secretary, shall release the Department of Agriculture from the instrument dated September 8, 2006, and titled Unity of Title.

(f)

Time of Conveyance

The Secretary shall convey the Property to the County not later than 120 days after the date on which the County deposits the consideration with the Secretary.

(g)

Corrections

With the agreement of the County, the Secretary may make minor corrections or modifications to the legal description of the Property.

3.

Costs

(a)

Transaction costs

At closing for the conveyance of the Property under this Act, the County shall pay or reimburse the Secretary, as appropriate, for the reasonable transaction and administrative personnel costs associated with the conveyance authorized by this Act, including the transaction costs of appraisal, title, hazardous substances examination, and closing costs.

(b)

Administrative Costs

In addition to transaction costs under subsection (a), the County shall pay administrative costs in the liquidated amount of $50,000.

(c)

Attorneys’ Fees

The County and the Secretary shall each bear their own attorneys' costs.

4.

Miscellaneous provisions

(a)

Security Fencing

(1)

In general

On or before closing for the conveyance of the Property under this Act, the County shall, at its cost, contract for the construction of a security fence located on the boundary between the Property and the adjacent land administered by the Secretary.

(2)

Requirements

The fence shall be of materials and standards approved in advance by the Secretary.

(3)

Temporary structures

The Secretary may approve temporary security structures for use during construction phases.

(b)

Other Terms

The Secretary and the County may otherwise effect the purpose of this Act on such additional terms as are mutually acceptable and not inconsistent with this Act.