CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, November 17, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 5162 under suspension of the rules. H.R. 5162 was introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on July 22, 2014 and was referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. The bill was marked up on September 18, 2014 and was ordered reported by unanimous consent.
H.R. 5162 removes a restriction on a three-acre parcel of land in Rockingham County, Virginia that has prohibited the property from being used for anything other than a child care center.
“In 1989, the National Park Service (NPS) conveyed [a] 3.03-acre property at no cost to Rockingham County under the authority of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 550(b) and (e)) on the condition that it be used in perpetuity for public park and recreation purposes. Sixteen months after the property was transferred to the county, Congress passed P.L. 101-479 to allow the use of buildings and up to 3,500 square feet of land for a child care center.” H.R. 5162 removed the use restrictions on the property, allowing it to be used for other purposes.
 Statement of William Shaddox, Chief of Land Resources, National Park Service, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, of the Committee of Natural Resources, Concerning H.R. 5162 (Sep. 9, 2014).
According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 5162 would not affect the federal budget. The bill would not affect direct spending or revenues.
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