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I am herewith returning to you, so that it may be published and receive the widest possible distribution among those interested in Federal real property matters, part I of the Report of the Interdepartmental Committee for Study of Jurisdiction over Federal Areas within the States. I am impressed by the well- planned effort which went into the study underlying this report and by the soundness of the recommendations which the report makes.
It would seem particularly desirable that the report be brought to the attention of the Federal administrators of real properties, who should be guided by it in matters related to legislative jurisdiction, and to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and appropriate State officials, for their consideration of necessary legislation.
I hope that you will see to this. I hope, also, that the General services Administration will establish as soon as may be possible a central source of information concerning the legislative jurisdictional status of Federal properties and that agency, with the Bureau of the Budget and the Department of Justice, will maintain a continuing and concerted interest in the progress made by all Federal agencies in adjusting the status of their properties in conformity with the recommendations made in the report.
The members of the committee and the other officials, Federal and State, who participated in the study, have my appreciation and congratulations on this report.
I hope they will continue their good efforts so that the text of the law on the subject of legislative jurisdiction which is planned as a supplement will issue as soon as possible.
The Honorable Herbert Brownell, Jr. On my recommendation, and with your approval, there was organized on December 15,an interdepartmental committee to study problems of jurisdiction related to federally owned property within the States.
This Committee has labored diligently during the ensuing period and now has produced a factual report part Itogether with recommendations for changes in Federal agency practices, and in Federal and State laws, designed to eliminate existing problems arising out of Federal-State Jurisdictional situations.
Subject to your approval, I shall bring the report and recommendations to the attention of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the purpose of bringing about consideration of the Federal legislative proposals involved to the attention of State officials through established channels for consideration of the State legislative proposals involved, and to the attention of heads of Federal Departments and agencies, for their guidance in matters relating to this subject.
Part II of the Committee's report is now in course of preparation and will be completed in the next several months.
It will be a text which will discuss the law applicable to Federal jurisdiction over land owned in the States. Immediately upon completion of the legal text it will be sent to you.
The Committee is of the view, in which I concur, that the two parts of the report are sufficiently different in content and purpose that they may issue separately.
Respectfully, Herbert Brownell, Jr. The Committee has completed its studies of the factual aspects of legislative jurisdiction over Federal areas within the several States, and of the Federal and State laws relating thereto, and herewith submits for your consideration and for transmission to the President its report subtitled "Part I.
It will be a text of the law on the subject of legislative jurisdiction, particularly covering judicial decisions and rulings of legal officers of administrative agencies concerning the subject. It is the view of the Committee that the two mentioned parts of the report are sufficiently different in their contents and purposes that they may issue separately.
V PREFACE The Interdepartmental Committee was formed on December 15,on the recommendation of the Attorney General, approved by the President and the Cabinet, that a study be undertaken with a view toward resolving problems arising out of the jurisdictional status of federally owned areas within the several States, and that in the first instance this study by conducted by a committee of representatives of eight certain departments and agencies of the Federal Government which have a principal interest in such problems.
The Committee staff was assembled by detail, for varying periods, of personnel from the member agencies. Twenty-five other agencies of the Federal Government furnished to the Committee information concerning their properties and concerning problems relating to legislative jurisdiction, without which information the study would not have been possible.
The agencies, other than those represented on the Committee, which participated in this manner are: Wiltsee of the association's secretariat, and by the association's members, the attorneys general of the several States, who have very generously contributed information and advice in connection with the study in accordance with the following resolution of the association: Whereas the matter of legislative jurisdiction over Federal areas within the States has become the subject of extensive examination by an interdepartmental committee within the executive branch of the Federal establishment, by order of the President of the United States; and Whereas this matter is of interest to the several States, within whose borders an aggregate of more than 20 percent of the total land area is now owned by the Federal Government, and the effects of this ownership have resulted in an extremely diverse pattern of jurisdictional status and attendant questions as to the respective Federal and State governmental responsibilities; and Whereas this interdepartmental committee, under the chairmanship of United States Assistant Attorney General Perry W.
Morton, and with the approval of the executive committee of this association, has requested the attorneys general of the several States to cooperate in the assembling of pertinent information and legal research; now therefore be it Resolved by the 49th annual meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General that this association expresses its interest in the survey thus being undertake, and the association urges all of its members to cooperate as completely and expeditiously as possible in providing the interdepartmental committee with needed information; and be it further Resolved, That the interdepartmental committee is requested to discuss its findings with the several attorneys general with the view to obtaining as wide concurrence as possible in the preliminary and final conclusions which may be reported by the committee.
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