S. 1934, Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse Conveyance Act

S. 1934

Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse Conveyance Act

Sponsor
Sen. John Barrasso

Date
November 12, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the House will consider S. 1934, the Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse Conveyance Act, under suspension of the rules.  S. 1934 was introduced on January 15, 2014 by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and was passed in the Senate on September 9, 2014 by unanimous consent.  The bill was then referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Bill Summary

S. 1934 directs the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) to convey the Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse (located in Jackson, Wyoming) to Teton County, Wyoming. Moreover, this legislation directs the Administrator to require the County to pay nominal consideration for the parcel of land and fair market value for the building. In lieu of the County’s payment for the building, the Administrator may accept any credits or waivers against lease payments, amounts expended by the County under facility maintenance agreements, or other charges for continued occupancy by the federal government.

S. 1934 also requires the deed for conveyance to include a covenant that provides that the Courthouse will be used for public purposes. Finally, all proceeds from the conveyance are to be paid into the Federal Buildings Fund.

Background

The land where the courthouse stands was conveyed by Teton County to the federal government in 1986.  However, the federal district court uses the facility sparingly, while the county circuit court and Jackson municipal court use the facility more frequently.

Cost

According to CBO estimates, implementing S. 1934 would increase offsetting receipts, but net offsetting receipts from the sale would be negligible.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.