House Bill 5960
116th Congress(2019-2020)
To require the Secretary of the Army to convey certain Federal property in the State of Ohio to the Friends of Barker House.
Introduced in House on Feb 25, 2020
Feb 25, 2020
Latest Action
Feb 26, 2020
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Policy Area
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Primary focus of measure is natural areas (including wilderness); lands under government jurisdiction; land use practices and policies; parks, monuments, and historic sites; fisheries and marine resources; mining and minerals. Measures concerning energy supplies and production may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No House votes have been held for this bill.

This bill directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to convey to the Friends of Joseph Barker, Jr., House organization, by quitclaim deed and without monetary consideration, all interest of the United States in the Judge Joseph Barker, Jr., House and a specified road tract in Washington County, Ohio, situated along the Ohio River. The Corps must also provide the organization with a specified easement.

The Corps shall make improvements and alterations to the house to facilitate conveyance of the property, including carrying out the conveyance of the house and road tract, subject to the condition that the total cost of those improvements and alterations shall be not more than $90,000.

Before providing a conveyance or easement under this bill, the Corps must investigate and report to the organization on the environmental condition of the property, including any potential hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste. On completion and review, the organization may elect to refuse any conveyance or easement of any of the property.

The Corps may reserve and retain from any conveyance under this bill a right-of-way or any other right necessary for the operation and maintenance of the authorized federal channel along the Ohio River.

Text (1)
February 25, 2020
Actions (3)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Introduced in House
Public Record
Feb 26, 2020 8:12:12 AM
Apr 27, 2021 3:56:20 PM