IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
August 1, 2013
Mr. Wyden (for himself and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To provide for the release of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in Hermiston, Oregon.
This Act may be cited as the
Hermiston Agricultural Research and
Extension Center Land Conveyance Act
In this Act:
Research center land
The term research center land means the approximately 290 acres of land in Hermiston, Oregon, identified as the Reversionary Interest Area on the map entitled Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center and dated July 23, 2013, including any improvements to, and building on, the land.
The term patent means the patent granted by the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (acting on behalf of the United States) to the State, numbered 130889, and dated September 17, 1954.
The term State means the State of Oregon (acting through the Oregon State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Oregon State University).
Release of reversionary interest and reservation of mineral rights to Bureau of Land Management land conveyed to the State of Oregon for the establishment of Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Release of reversionary interest and reservation of mineral rights
Subject to subsection (b), there are released by the United States without consideration—
the reversionary interest retained by the United States to the research center land under the patent; and
the reservation of mineral rights by the United States to the research center land under the patent.
The release of the reversionary interest under subsection (a)(1) is subject to the condition that the State agrees to use any consideration received by the State from the sale, lease, or other conveyance of the research center land after the date of enactment of this Act for agricultural experimental and research work of Oregon State University.
Instrument of release
The Secretary of the Interior (acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management) shall execute and file in the appropriate office a deed of release, amended deed, or other appropriate instrument reflecting the release under subsection (a).