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LAND TRANSFER TO STATE OF TENNESSEE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1967

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:10 a.m., in room 4200, New Senate Office Building, Senator Jennings Randolph presiding Present: Senators Randolph (presiding) and Yarborough. Committee staff members present: William M. Stover, associate counsel, Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs; Helen Kettendorf, staff, Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs; and Roy H. Millenson, minority clerk.

Senator RANDOLPH. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Labor and Public Welfare Committee is in session to hold a hearing this morning on Senate bill 619, that measure having been introduced on January 24 of this year by Senator Gore, the senior Senator from Tennessee, for himself and for his colleague from Tennessee, Senator Baker.

At this point in the hearing record I order printed the bill and any departmental reports we have received.

(The bill, S. 619, and departmental reports follow :)

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90TH CONGRESS

1st SESSION

S. 619

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

JANUARY 24, 1967 Mr. GORE (for himself and Mr. Baker) introduced the following bill; which

was read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

A BILL
To authorize the conveyance of certain lands owned by the

United States to the State of Tennessee for the use of
Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs is authorized

4 and directed to convey, without consideration, to the State

5 of Tennessee for the use of Memphis State University,

6 Memphis, Tennessee, all right, title, and interest of the

7 United States in and to that tract of land constituting the

8 grounds of the Kennedy Veterans' Hospital in Memphis, 9 Tennessee, including the improvements thereon, containing

145 acres, more or less, and being the same tract of land

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1 acquired by the United States for hospital purposes and paid 2 for by the city of Memphis and county of Shelby, Tennessee, 3 and which, upon completion of a new veterans' hospital 4 presently under construction at another site in the city of 5 Memphis, will be excess to the needs of the Veterans'

6 Administration.

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SEC. 2. (a) The conveyance authorized by the first

section of this Act shall be made not later than December

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31, 1970, and may be made at any time prior to such date 10 is the Administrator of Veterans Affairs determines that the

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property to be conveyed is no longer needed by the Veter12 ans' Administration.

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(b) The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs is author14 ized to convey any portion or portions of the tract referred

to in the first section of this Act prior to the time that he 16 determines that the entire tract is no longer needed by the 17 Veterans Administration, if he determines that (1) such

portion or portions are no longer needed by the Veterans' Administration, (2) the conveyance of such portion or portions will not interfere with activities of the Veterans' Ad

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ministration still being carried out on the lands of the Veterans' Administration not yet conveyed, and (3) the

conveyance of such portion or portions will facilitate the 24 conversion of such property to educational uses by Memphis

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25 State University

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SEC. 3. The property conveyed pursuant to this Act

2 shall be used solely for educational purposes, and if such

3 property is ever used for purposes other than educational

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purposes, title thereto shall revert to, and become the prop

5 erty of the United States which shall have the right of

6 immediate entry thereon.

7 SEC. 4. Memphis State University shall pay the cost of 8 such surveys as may be necessary to determine the exact

legal description of the real property to be conveyed and 10 shall bear all other expenses in connection with the prepara11 tion and recording of the necessary legal documents.

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