[109th Congress Private Law 1]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

[DOCID: f:pvtl001.109]
Private Law 109-1
109th Congress

                                 An Act

    To require the Secretary of the Interior to allow the continued 
occupancy and use of certain land and improvements within Rocky Mountain 
           National Park. <<NOTE: May 12, 2006 -  [S. 584]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Betty Dick 
Residence Protection Act.>> 


    This Act may be cited as the ``Betty Dick Residence Protection 


    The purpose of this Act is to require the Secretary of the Interior 
to permit the continued occupancy and use of the property described in 
section 4(b) by Betty Dick for the remainder of her natural life.


    In this Act:
            (1) Agreement.--The <<NOTE: Fred Dick.>> term ``Agreement'' 
        means the agreement between the National Park Service and Fred 
        Dick entitled ``Settlement Agreement'' and dated July 17, 1980.
            (2) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``RMNP 
        Land Occupancy'' and dated September 2005, which identifies 
        approximately 8 acres for the occupancy and use by the tenant.
            (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (4) Tenant.--The term ``tenant'' means Betty Dick, widow of 
        George Fredrick Dick, who held a 25-year reservation of 
        occupancy and use at a property within the boundaries of Rocky 
        Mountain National Park.


    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall allow the tenant to continue to 
occupy and use the property described in subsection (b) for the 
remainder of the natural life of the tenant, subject to the requirements 
of this Act.
    (b) Description of Property.--The property referred to in subsection 
(a) is the land and any improvements to the land within the boundaries 
of Rocky Mountain National Park identified on the map as ``residence'' 
and ``occupancy area''.
    (c) Terms and Conditions.--
            (1) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in this Act, 
        the occupancy and use of the property identified in subsection 
        (b) by the tenant shall be subject to the same terms and 
        conditions specified in the Agreement.
            (2) Payments.--
                    (A) In general.--In exchange for the continued 
                occupancy and use of the property, the tenant shall 
                annually pay to the Secretary an amount equal to \1/25\ 
                of the amount specified in section 3(B) of the 
                    (B) Advance payment required.--The annual payments 
                required under subparagraph (A) shall be paid in advance 
                by not later than May 1 of each year.
                    (C) Disposition.--Amounts received by the Secretary 
                under this paragraph shall be--
                          (i) deposited in a special account in the 
                      Treasury of the United States; and
                          (ii) made available, without further 
                      appropriation, to the Rocky Mountain National Park 
                      until expended.
            (3) Public access.--The public shall have access to both 
        banks of the main channel of the Colorado River.

    (d) Termination.--The right of occupancy and use authorized under 
this Act--
            (1) shall not be extended to any individual other than the 
        tenant; and
            (2) shall terminate--
                    (A) on the death of the tenant;
                    (B) if the tenant does not make a payment required 
                under subsection (c)(2); or
                    (C) if the tenant otherwise fails to comply with the 
                terms of this Act.

    (e) Effect.--Nothing in this Act--
            (1) allows the construction of any structure on the property 
        described in subsection (b) not in existence on November 30, 
        2004; or
            (2) applies to the occupancy or use of the property 
        described in subsection (b) by any person other than the tenant.

    Approved May 12, 2006.