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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 28, 2017.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act of 2017
(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to convey specified federal lands located within the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Jackson County, Mississippi, to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5699 in exchange for certain land located in such county.
The values of the parcels to be exchanged shall be determined by an independent appraiser in accordance with nationally recognized appraisal standards. If the values of such parcels are not equal, their values shall be equalized through a cash payment or adjustments to their acreage.
The NPS shall require the Post to pay or reimburse the costs incurred by the NPS to carry out such exchange.
The bill subjects the exchange to valid existing rights.
Land acquired by the United States under this bill shall be administered as part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.