Text: H.R.2687 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 2687 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2687

   To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands 
     within Fort Pulaski National Monument, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 28, 2011

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

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                                 A BILL


 
   To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands 
     within Fort Pulaski National Monument, 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 ``Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease 
Authorization Act''.

SEC. 2. LEASE AUTHORIZATION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this 
section as the ``Secretary'') may lease to the Savannah Bar Pilots 
Association, or a successor organization, no more than 30,000 square 
feet of land and improvements within Fort Pulaski National Monument 
(referred to in this section as the ``Monument'') at the location on 
Cockspur Island that has been used continuously by the Savannah Bar 
Pilots Association since 1940.
    (b) Rental Fee and Proceeds.--
            (1) Rental fee.--For the lease authorized by this Act, the 
        Secretary shall require a rental fee based on fair market value 
        adjusted, as the Secretary deems appropriate, for amounts to be 
        expended by the lessee for property preservation, maintenance, 
        or repair and related expenses.
            (2) Proceeds.--Disposition of the proceeds from the rental 
        fee required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be made in 
        accordance with section 3(k)(5) of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 
        1a-2(k)(5)).
    (c) Terms and Conditions.--A lease entered into under this 
section--
            (1) shall be for a term of no more than 10 years and, at 
        the Secretary's discretion, for successive terms of no more 
        than 10 years at a time; and
            (2) shall include any terms and conditions the Secretary 
        determines to be necessary to protect the resources of the 
        Monument and the public interest.
    (d) Exemption From Applicable Law.--Except as provided in section 
2(b)(2) of this Act, the lease authorized by this Act shall not be 
subject to section 3(k) of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-2(k)) or 
section 321 of Act of June 30, 1932 (40 U.S.C. 1302).
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