H.R. 862: To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960.

Feb 27, 2013
Passed House
20% chance of being enacted
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Ann Kirkpatrick
Representative for Arizona's 1st congressional district
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Jun 18, 2013
4 pages
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H.R. 5985 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 2010


This bill passed in the House on June 17, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Introduced Feb 27, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 27, 2013
Reported by Committee Apr 24, 2013
Passed House Jun 17, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

20% chance of being enacted.

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jun 17, 2013 7:11 p.m.
Passed 395/1

1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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6/17/2013--Passed House without amendment.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to convey all interest of the United States in two parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest, Arizona, that contain private improvements that landowners developed based upon an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960, to the person or legal entity representing the majority of those landowners.
Requires the person or legal entity that represents such landowners to pay $20,000.00 to the Secretary as consideration for the conveyance of the parcels.
Requires the Secretary to deposit the consideration received under this Act into a special account in the fund established under the Sisk Act and to make such deposited funds available for the acquisition of land in the National Forest System.
Revokes public orders withdrawing any of the federal land from appropriation or disposal under the public land laws, to the extent necessary to permit the conveyance of all of the federal land.
Withdraws the federal land authorized for conveyance under this Act from entry and appropriation under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws until the completion of the conveyance.
Makes the conveyance authorized by this Act subject only to such surveys and clearances as are needed to protect U.S. interests.
Terminates the authority provided under this Act three years after this Act's enactment.

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