About the bill
H.R. 1177 directs the Secretary of Agriculture to remove a deed restriction on land that was conveyed from the federal government to the city of Old Town, Maine so that the city can move forward with economic development plans that would, purportedly, create 175 new jobs.
The Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act authorizes the federal government to acquire damaged lands for the purpose of rehabilitating the space for various programs, mostly related to farming. Some of the land purchased was in Old Town, Maine. In the early 1980’s, this land in Old Town was sold to be used as part of the Old Town Airport with the stipulation that it be used strictly for that purpose, due to requirements in law under the Farm Tenant Act.
Recently, officials in Old Town …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2018
Length: 1 page
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 26, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 26, 2018.
What legislators are saying
“Poliquin Jobs Bill Moves to Presidents Desk to Become Law”
— Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Mar 19, 2018
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H.R. 1177 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act, Pub. L. No. 115-156, H.R. 1177, 115th Cong. (2018).
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