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(b) To the end that the District of Columbia may not suffer undue loss of tax revenue by reason of the provisions of subsection (a), the Corporation, in connection with any real property acquired and owned by the Corporation in carrying out the provisions of this Act shall pay to the District of Columbia government an amount equal to the amount of the real property tax which would have been payable to the District of Columbia government beginning on the date of acquisition of such real property by the Corporation if legal title to such property had been held by a private citizen on such date and during all periods to which such date relates.
Sec. 11. The Corporation shall transmit to the President and the Congress, annually each January and at such other times as it deems desirable, a comprehensive and detailed report of its operations, activities, and accomplishments under this Act.
Sec. 12. (a) The Corporation shall contribute to the civil service retirement and disability fund, on the basis of annual billings as determined by the Civil Service Commission for the excess, if any, of the Government's share of the normal cost of the civil service retirement system applicable to the Corporation's employees and their beneficiaries over the agency contributions required by section 8334(a)(1) of title 5, United States Code.
(b) The Corporation shall include in the annual billings provided for under subsection (a) above, a statement of the fair portion of the cost of the administration of the fund, which shall be paid by the Corporation into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
Sec. 13. The Corporation is authorized to use in the conduct of its business all its funds and other assets and all funds and other assets which have been or may hereafter be transferred to, allocated to, borrowed by, or otherwise acquired by it.
Sec. 14. (a) All general penal statutes relating to the larceny, embezzlement, or conversion of public moneys or property of the United States shall apply to moneys and property of the Corporation.
(b) Any person who, with intent to defraud the Corporation, or to deceive any director, officer, or employee of the Corporation or any officer or employee of the United States, (1) makes any false entry in any book of the Corporation, or (2) makes any false report or statement for the Corporation, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
(c) Any person who with intent to defraud the Corporation (1) receives any compensation, rebate, or reward, or (2) enters into any conspiracy, collusion, or
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agreement, express or implied, shall, on conviction there. of, be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Sec. 15. Section 101 of the Government Corporation Control Act (31 U.S.C. 846) is amended by inserting “Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation;" after "Farmers Home Corporation;"
Sec. 16. If any provisions of this Act or the application thereof to any body, agency, situation, or circumstances is held invalid the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision to other bodies, agencies, situations, or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.
Sec. 17. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $1,000,000 for the development of the plan to be prepared pursuant to section 5 of this Act. No appropriations shall be made from the Land and Water Conservation Fund established by the Act of September 3, 1964 (78 Stat. 897, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 4601), to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
Approved October 27, 1972. Legislative history House Report No. 92-1445 (Committee on Interior and Insular Afalrs). Congressional Record, Vol. 118 (1972) :
Oct. 14, 17, considered and passed House.
Oct. 16, 18, considered and passed Senate.
Vol. 8, No. 44, Oct. 21, Presidential statement,
10. Piscataway Park
An Act to amend the Act of October 4, 1961, to facilitate the
efficient preservation and protection of certain lands in Prince Georges and Charles Counties, Maryland, and for other purposes. (80 Stat. 319)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) in order to achieve more efficiently the purposes of the Act of October 4, 1961 (75 Stat. 780), the first sentence of section 2(b) of said Act is amended to read as follows: “When the Secretary of the Interior receives a commitment, subject to such conditions as shall be agreeable to him and the potential donor or donors, in accordance with which commitment the property referred to in subsection (a) will be donated to the United States for purposes of this Act, he is authorized to acquire by such means as he finds are in the public interest other land and interests in land lying generally within the area identified as 'Fee Acquisition Area' on the drawing entitled 'Piscataway Park, numbered NCR 69.714–18, and dated January 25, 1966, which is on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior."
(b) Section 2(b) of said Act is further amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph:
“With respect to any property acquired within the 'Fee Acquisition Area except property donated to the United States, the Secretary may convey a freehold or leasehold interest therein, subject to such terms and conditions as assure the Secretary control over the property and its use solely in accordance with the purposes of this Act. When the Secretary exercises his discretion to convey such interest, he shall do so to the highest bidder, in accordance with such regulations as he may prescribe, but such conveyance shall be at not less than the fair market value of the property, as determined by the Secretary. Within the 'Fee Acquisition Area', the Secretary may accept title to any non-Federal property or interest therein and in exchange therefor he may convey to the grantor of such property any federally owned property or interest therein within such area. The values of the properties so exchanged either shall be approximately equal, or if they are not approximately equal the values shall be equalized by the payment of cash to the grantor from moneys appropriated to carry out the provisions of this Act or to the Secretary as the circumstances require. The proceeds received from any conveyance under this subsection shall be credited to the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the Treasury of the United States." (c) The first sentence of section 2(c) of said Act is amended to read as follows:“To further the preservation objective of this Act the Secretary may accept donations of scenic easements in the land within the described area now leased and operated by the Marshall Hall Park, Incorporated, as more specifically described in a deed, recorded in the land records of Charles County, Maryland, in folio 126, liber 131, and the area designated as 'Scenic Protection Area' on the drawing referred to in subsection (b) of this section."
Sec. 2. Section 4 of said Act is amended by striking "$937,600" and substituting "$4,132,000".
Approved July 19, 1966.
May 2: Considered and passed House,
June 30 : Considered and passed Senate. An Act to authorize additional funds for acquisition of interests
in land within the area known as Piscataway Park in the State of Maryland. (86 Stat. 1063)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 4 of the Act of October 4, 1961 (75 Stat. 780, 782), as amended (80 Stat. 319), is further amended by deleting "$4,132,000” and inserting "$5,657,000".
Approved October 23, 1972. Legislative History House Report No. 92–1420 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs). Congressional Record, Vol, 118 (1972):
Oct. 10, considered and passed House.
Oct. 14, considered and passed Senate. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. Vol. 8 No. 44: Oct. 28,
11. Wolf Trap Farm Park An Act to provide for the establishment of the Wolf Trap Farm
Park in Fairfax County, Virginia, and for other purposes. (80 Stat. 950)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of establishing in the National Capital area a park for the performing arts and related educational programs, and for recreation use in connection therewith, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to establish, develop, improve, operate, and maintain the Wolf Trap Farm Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. The park shall encompass the portions of the property formerly known as Wolf Trap Farm and Symphony Hill in Fairfax County, Virginia, to be donated for park purposes to the United States, and such additional lands or interests therein as the Secretary may acquire for purposes of the park by donation or purchase with donated or appropriated funds, the aggregate of which shall not exceed one hundred and forty-five acres.
Sec. 2. The Secretary of the Interior shall administer the park in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of this Act and the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1-4), as amended and supplemented.
Sec. 3. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary, but not in excess of $600,000, to carry out the purposes of this Act.
Approved October 15, 1966.
June 30 : Considered and passed Senate.
Oct. 10 : Considered and passed House. An Act to provide for increases in appropriation ceilings and boundary changes in certain units of the national park system, and for other purposes. (86 Stat. 120)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representassembled,
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INCREASES Sec. 201. The limitations on appropriations for acquisition and development of units of the national park system contained in the following Acts are amended as follows:
(4) Wolf Trap Farm Park, Virginia: section 3 of the Act of October 15, 1966 (80 Stat. 950), is amended by changing “$600,000” to “$5,473,000”.