|Date||September 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5494 under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage, on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. H.R. 5494 was introduced on June 9, 2010, by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which reported the bill by unanimous consent on July 22, 2010.
H.R. 5494 would require the Secretary of Interior to transfer six parcels of land in the city of Washington, D.C., to the District of Columbia. Under the legislation, all federal right and title to the land must be transferred to D.C. within 90 days of enactment. The properties to be conveyed under the bill include school recreation fields, a traffic island, and educational facilities.
According to House Report 111-605, all land included for transfer is currently managed by the Department of Interior through the National Park Service (NPS). Five of the properties have been incorporated into school recreation grounds and community centers which are run by D.C.
According to CBO, H.R. 5494 would have no significant effect on the federal budget.