S 264

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 264

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 3, 2011

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


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes.

    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 `Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:

      (1) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Natchez Trace Parkway, Proposed Boundary Change', numbered 604/105392, and dated November 2010.

      (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior.

      (3) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Mississippi.

SEC. 3. LAND CONVEYANCE; BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.

    (a) Conveyance Authority- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall, not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, convey to the State, by quitclaim deed and without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 2 parcels of land in the city of Natchez, Mississippi, described in subsection (b).

    (b) Land Subject to Conveyance- The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) consist of a total of approximately 67 acres of land that are generally depicted as `Proposed Conveyance' on the map.

    (c) Availability of Map- The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

    (d) Boundary Adjustments-

      (1) EXCLUSION OF CONVEYED LAND- On completion of the conveyance to the State of the land described in subsection (b), the Secretary shall adjust the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway to exclude the conveyed land.

      (2) INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL LAND- Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway is adjusted to include the approximately 10 acres of land that are generally depicted as `Proposed Addition' on the map.

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