skip to main content

S. 182 (113th): Anchorage Land Conveyance Act of 2014


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 10, 2014 (Reported by Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

Calendar No. 629

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 182

[Report No. 113–289]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 30, 2013

(for herself and Mr. Begich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

December 10, 2014

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Anchorage, Alaska, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversion interest to the City.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Anchorage Land Conveyance Act of 2013 .

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

City

The term City means the city of Anchorage, Alaska.

(2)

Non-federal land

The term non-Federal land means certain parcels of land located in the City and owned by the City, which are more particularly described as follows:

(A)

Block 42, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 1.93 acres, commonly known as the Egan Center, Petrovich Park, and Old City Hall.

(B)

Lots 9, 10, and 11, Block 66, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 0.48 acres, commonly known as the parking lot at 7th Avenue and I Street.

(C)

Lot 13, Block 15, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 0.24 acres, an unimproved vacant lot located at H Street and Christensen Drive.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

3.

Conveyance of reversionary interests, anchorage, alaska

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall convey to the City, without consideration, the reversionary interests of the United States in and to the non-Federal land for the purpose of unencumbering the title to the non-Federal land to enable economic development of the non-Federal land.

(b)

Legal descriptions

As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the exact legal descriptions of the non-Federal land shall be determined in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary.

(c)

Additional terms and conditions

The Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions to the conveyance under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

(d)

Costs

The City shall pay all costs associated with the conveyance under subsection (a), including the costs of any surveys, recording costs, and other reasonable costs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Anchorage Land Conveyance Act of 2014 .

2.

Conveyance of Federal reversionary interest in land located in Anchorage, Alaska

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Municipality

The term Municipality means the municipality of Anchorage, Alaska.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b)

Conveyance required

If, during the 1-year period beginning on the date of completion of the appraisal required by subsection (d), the Municipality submits to the Secretary an offer to acquire the Federal reversionary interest in all land described in subsection (c), the Secretary shall convey to the Municipality that reversionary interest by not later than 30 days after the date of receipt of the offer.

(c)

Description of land

The land referred to in subsection (b) is described as follows:

(1)

Block 42, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 1.93 acres, commonly known as The Egan Center, Petrovich Park, and Old City Hall.

(2)

Lots 9, 10, and 11, Block 66, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 0.48 acres, commonly known as the parking lot at 7th Avenue and I Street.

(3)

Lot 13, Block 15, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 0.24 acres of an unimproved vacant lot located at H Street and Christensen Drive.

(d)

Appraisal

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (2), not later than 180 days after the date on which the Secretary selects an appraiser that is mutually acceptable to the Secretary and the Municipality under paragraph (2)(A), the Secretary shall complete an appraisal of the Federal reversionary interest in the land described in subsection (c).

(2)

Requirements

The appraisal under paragraph (1) shall be—

(A)

conducted by an appraiser that is mutually acceptable to the Secretary and the Municipality; and

(B)

completed in accordance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

(e)

Consideration

(1)

In general

As consideration for conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest under subsection (b), the Municipality shall pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the appraised value of the Federal reversionary interest, as determined by the appraisal under subsection (d).

(2)

Deadline

The consideration under paragraph (1) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the date of the conveyance.

(f)

Costs of conveyance

As a condition of the conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest under subsection (b), all costs associated with the conveyance, including the cost of the appraisal required by subsection (d), shall be paid by the Municipality.

December 10, 2014

Reported with an amendment