House Report 104-368, Part 2: TO TRANSFER JURISDIC ...
House Report 104-368 - TRANSFER OF FEDERAL PROPERTY FOR JAPANESE-AMERICAN PATRIOTISM MEMORIAL[House Report 104-368] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] 104th Congress Rept. 104-368 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2d Session Part 2 _______________________________________________________________________ TO TRANSFER JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN PARCELS OF FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA _______ July 26, 1996.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed _______________________________________________________________________ Mr. Young of Alaska, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the following R E P O R T [To accompany H.R. 2636] [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office] The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 2636) to transfer jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal real property located in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass. The amendment (stated in terms of the page and line number of the introduced bill) is as follows: On page 4, line 1, strike ``S6201''. PURPOSE OF THE BILL The purpose of H.R. 2636 is to authorize an exchange of land between the Architect of the Capitol and the Secretary of the Interior, within the District of Columbia, to locate and establish a Japanese-American Patriotism Memorial. BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION On October 24, 1992, Congress passed H.J. Res. 271, a resolution authorizing The Go For Broke National Veterans Association Foundation to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor Japanese- American patriotism in World War II. This resolution was enacted in accordance with the Act passed in 1986 establishing standards for placement of memorials on Federal lands in the District of Columbia. The Foundation would be responsible for accepting contributions and paying expenses in connection with the memorial, including its maintenance and preservation. Lands which are now under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol were proposed as a potential site for the memorial by former Architect of the Capitol George White. However, for this property to be used for the memorial, it cannot remain as grounds of the Capitol. The Foundation has nominated this site for the memorial, and the special commissions which must approve this site, along with the National Park Service, have all agreed to this site contingent upon passage of this legislation. This legislation will also realign management responsibility for roads and grounds among the Department of the Interior, Architect of the Capitol and District of Columbia into a more efficient arrangement which will reduce overall government costs. COMMITTEE ACTION H.R. 2636 was introduced on November 15, 1995, Congressman James L. Oberstar (D-MN). The bill was referred to the Committee on Resources, and additionally to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Government Oversight and Reform. Within the Committee on Resources, the bill was referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Lands. On May 9, 1996, the Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 2636. On June 13, 1996, the Subcommittee met to mark up H.R. 2636. The bill was adopted by voice vote and ordered favorably reported to the Full Committee. On June 26, 1996, the Full Resources Committee met to consider H.R. 2636. A technical amendment was offered by Congressman James V. Hansen (R-UT), and was adopted by unanimous consent. The bill, as amended, was then ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure ordered H.R. 2636 reported on November 28, 1995, without amendment. section-by-section analysis Section 1. Purpose Section 1 identifies the purposes of the Act which are to effect a transfer of less than one acre of land among the Secretary of the Interior, the Architect of the Capitol and the District of Columbia. The purposes of this exchange are to consolidate land ownership and to provide a location for the construction of the World War II Japanese-American Patriot Memorial authorized by Public Law 102-502. Section 2. Transfers of jurisdiction Section 2 identifies the specific parcels of land to be transferred among the Secretary of the Interior, District of Columbia and Architect of the Capitol. Section 3. Miscellaneous Section 3 contains several miscellaneous provisions associated with this transfer, such as realignment of law enforcement responsibilities among the various parties. committee oversight findings and recommendations With respect to the requirements of clause 2(l)(3) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, and clause 2(b)(1) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Resources' oversight findings and recommendations are reflected in the body of this report. inflationary impact statement Pursuant to clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee estimates that the enactment of H.R. 2636 will have no significant inflationary impact on prices and costs in the operation of the national economy. cost of the legislation Clause 7(a) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be incurred in carrying out H.R. 2636. However, clause 7(d) of that Rule provides that this requirement does not apply when the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office under section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. compliance with house rule xi 1. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(B) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, H.R. 2636 does not contain any new budget authority, spending authority, credit authority, or an increase or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures. 2. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(D) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee has received no report of oversight findings and recommendations from the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight on the subject of H.R. 2636. 3. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(C) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has received the following cost estimate for H.R. 2636 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office. congressional budget office cost estimate U.S. Congress, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC, July 3, 1996. Hon. Don Young, Chairman, Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has reviewed H.R. 2636, a bill to transfer jurisdiction over certain parcels of federal real property located in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Resources on June 26, 1996. CBO estimates that H.R. 2636 would result in no significant cost to the federal government. Enacting H.R. 2636 would not affect direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply. H.R. 2636 would transfer several parcels of land between federal agencies to provide suitable space to erect a memorial to honor Japanese-American patriotism in World War II. In addition, the bill would transfer, without compensation, one parcel of land to the District of Columbia. The costs of erecting and maintaining the memorial would be borne by the Go For Broke National Veterans Association Foundation. Otherwise, the future use of the properties conveyed by this bill would not be affected by the transfers. H.R. 2636 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in Public Law 104-4 and would have no impact on the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments. The land that the federal government would convey to the District of Columbia is a small section of New Jersey Avenue. The District already maintains and administers this section of road and would continue to do so under this bill. If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R. Righter. Sincerely, Paul Van de Water (For June E. O'Neill, Director). COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4 H.R. 2636 contains no unfunded mandates. APPENDIX House of Representatives, Committee on Resources, Washington, DC, June 28, 1996. Hon. William F. Clinger, Jr., Chairman, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Washington, DC. Dear Mr. Chairman: On June 26, 1996, the Committee on Resources ordered reported H.R. 2636, to transfer jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal real property located in the District of Columbia, to the House of Representatives, with a small technical amendment. While the Committee on Resources has primary jurisdiction over the bill, it was additionally referred to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and your Committee. This is a noncontroversial measure, and I would like to bring this bill to the Floor before the August recess. Therefore, I ask that the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight waives its additional referral of the legislation. I have enclosed a copy of the Resource Committee-reported text for your reference. The Transportation Committee has already filed its report on the measure (Report 104-368, Part I) and I plan to have the Resources Committee report filed the week of July 8. I would, of course, be pleased to support a request to have the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight represented on any conference with the Senate on H.R. 2636, although I hope that a conference would be necessary. Thank you again for your cooperation on this matter and I forward to working with you in the future on issues which affect both our Committees. I will be pleased to include this letter and your response in the Committee report on H.R. 2636. Sincerely, Don Young, Chairman. ------ House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Washington, DC, July 1, 1996. Hon. Don Young, Chairman, Committee on Resources, Washington, DC. Dear Chairman Young: The Committee on Government Reform and Oversight agrees to waive jurisdiction over the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as it relates to transfer of Federal real property to the House of Representatives, the Secretary of Interior and the Government of the District of Columbia in H.R. 2636. I am happy to expedite this process as it is my understanding that H.R. 2636 would locate within Washington, DC a national memorial to Japanese-American patriotism in World War II. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you on this important and historic matter. Sincerely, William F. Clinger, Jr., Chairman.
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