Legislation

Mar 12 2014

S. 2123

Official Short: School District 318 Land Exchange Act

Long Title: To authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota.

Sponsors: Mr. Franken, Ms. Klobuchar

STATUS:

  • March 12, 2014.--Introduced.

S.2123

School District 318 Land Exchange Act (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 2123 IS

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2123

To authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 12, 2014

Mr. FRANKEN (for himself and Ms. KLOBUCHAR) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `School District 318 Land Exchange Act'.

SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

    The purposes of this Act are--
      (1) to provide greater safety to the students of the Robert J. Elkington Middle School and the families of those students in Grand Rapids, Minnesota; and
      (2) to promote the mission of the United States Geological Survey.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
      (1) DISTRICT- The term `District' means Minnesota Independent School District number 318 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
      (2) FEDERAL LAND-
        (A) IN GENERAL- The term `Federal land' means the parcel of approximately 1.3 acres of United States Geological Survey land identified as USGS Parcel 91-016-4111 on the map, which was transferred to the Department of the Interior by the General Services Administration by a letter dated July 22, 1965.
        (B) INCLUSION- The term `Federal land' includes any structures on the land described in subparagraph (A).
      (3) MAP- The term `map' means each of the maps entitled `USGS and School Parcel Locations' and dated January 15, 2014.
      (4) NON-FEDERAL LAND-
        (A) IN GENERAL- The term `non-Federal land' means the parcel of approximately 1.6 acres of District land identified as School Parcel 91-540-1210 on the map.
        (B) INCLUSION- The term `non-Federal land' includes any structures on the land described in subparagraph (A).
      (5) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 4. EXCHANGE OF FEDERAL LAND AND NON-FEDERAL LAND.

    (a) In General- If the District offers to convey to the United States all right, title, and interest of the District in and to the non-Federal land, the Secretary shall--
      (1) accept the offer; and
      (2) convey to the District all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.
    (b) Valuation-
      (1) IN GENERAL- The value of the Federal land and non-Federal land to be exchanged under subsection (a) shall be determined--
        (A) by an independent appraiser selected by the Secretary; and
        (B) in accordance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
      (2) APPROVAL- Appraisals conducted under paragraph (1) shall be submitted to the Secretary for approval.
      (3) CASH EQUALIZATION PAYMENTS-
        (A) IN GENERAL- If the value of the Federal land and non-Federal land to be exchanged under subsection (a) is not of equal value, the value shall be equalized through a cash equalization payment to the Secretary.
          (B) USE OF AMOUNTS- Amounts received under subparagraph (A) shall be deposited in the Treasury and credited to miscellaneous receipts.