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H.R. 401 (116th): Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 9, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 401

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 9, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain lands within the Coconino National Forest, Arizona.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Observatory

The term Observatory means Lowell Observatory of Flagstaff, Arizona.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.

3.

Release of reversionary and reserved interests

(a)

In general

Subject to valid existing rights, if the Observatory makes a written request to the Secretary not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act requesting conveyance of the National Forest System land described in subsection (b), the Secretary shall convey, without consideration and by quitclaim deed, to the Observatory all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcel of land described in subsection (b).

(b)

Land specified

The parcel of National Forest System land to be conveyed under subsection (a) is the land—

(1)

conveyed by the United States to Percival Lowell and his heirs by the Act of May 30, 1910 (36 Stat. 452); and

(2)

described as section 17, Township 21 north of range 7 east of the Gila and Salt River base and meridian in Coconino County, Arizona.