H. R. 1177
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 16, 2017
Mr. Poliquin introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act.
Release of reversionary interest
Notwithstanding section 32(c) of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1011(c)), if the City of Old Town, Maine, makes a written request to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary shall release, convey, and quitclaim, without monetary consideration, all rights, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands specified in subsection (b).
The lands subject to subsection (a) include only the lands—
conveyed by the United States to the City of Old Town, Maine, under section 32(c) of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1011(c)) by the deed dated June 5, 1941;
proposed for conveyance by the City of Old Town, Maine, for the purpose of economic development; and
described in the written request submitted by the City of Old Town, Maine, to the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsection (a).