HOUSE AMENDMENT TO SENATE AMENDMENT
HR 150 EAH
In the House of Representatives, U. S.,
October 10, 2000.
Resolved, That the House agree to the amendment of the Senate to
the bill (H.R. 150) entitled `An Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture
to convey National Forest System lands for use for educational purposes, and
for other purposes', with the following
HOUSE AMENDMENT TO SENATE AMENDMENT:
In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the amendment of the Senate,
insert the following:
SECTION. 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Education Land Grant Act'.
SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS FOR EDUCATIONAL
(a) AUTHORITY TO CONVEY- Upon application, the Secretary of
Agriculture may convey National Forest System lands for use for educational
purposes if the Secretary determines that--
(1) the entity seeking the conveyance will use the conveyed land for
a public or publicly funded elementary or secondary school, to provide
grounds or facilities related to such a school, or for both
(2) the conveyance will serve the public interest;
(3) the land to be conveyed is not otherwise needed for the purposes
of the National Forest System; and
(4) the total acreage to be conveyed does not exceed the amount
reasonably necessary for the proposed use.
(b) ACREAGE LIMITATION- A conveyance under this section may not exceed
80 acres. However, this limitation shall not be construed to preclude an
entity from submitting a subsequent application under this section for an
additional land conveyance if the entity can demonstrate to the Secretary a
need for additional land.
(c) COSTS AND MINERAL RIGHTS- A conveyance under this section shall be
for a nominal cost. The conveyance may not include the transfer of mineral
(d) REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS- When the Secretary receives an application
under this section, the Secretary shall--
(1) before the end of the 14-day period beginning on the date of the
receipt of the application, provide notice of that receipt to the applicant;
(2) before the end of the 120-day period beginning on that
(A) make a final determination whether or not to convey land
pursuant to the application, and notify the applicant of that
(B) submit written notice to the applicant containing the reasons
why a final determination has not been made.
(e) REVERSIONARY INTEREST- If at any time after lands are conveyed
pursuant to this section, the entity to whom the lands were conveyed attempts
to transfer title to or control over the lands to another or the lands are
devoted to a use other than the use for which the lands were conveyed, without
the consent of the Secretary, title to the lands shall revert to the United