2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 19 - Defense Forces and Affairs
CHAPTER 7 - ADMINISTRATION
ARTICLE 3 - UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS
SECTION 19-7-301 - Jurisdiction of United States over certain military reservations.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 19-7-301 (2018)

19-7-301. Jurisdiction of United States over certain military reservations.

(a) Exclusive jurisdiction is ceded to the United States over all the territory owned by the United States within the limits of the United States military reservations known as Fort Francis E. Warren, Fort Washakie, Camp Sheridan, Camp Pilot Butte, and the United States powder depot at Cheyenne, together with such other lands in the state as are now or hereafter acquired or held by the United States for military purposes, either as additions to the posts above named or as new military posts or reservations, established for the common defense.

(b) There is hereby ceded to the United States of America the following described lands belonging to the state of Wyoming, to-wit: The west half (W1/2) of section sixteen (16) and the east half of the northeast quarter (E1/2NE1/4), and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter (NE1/4SE1/4) of section seventeen (17), in township fifty-six (56) north of range eighty-four (84) west of the sixth principal meridian in the county of Sheridan, and state of Wyoming, the same to be used for public military purposes by the United States of America.

(c) There is hereby ceded to the United States of America the following described lands belonging to the state of Wyoming, to-wit: The east half (E1/2) of section sixteen (16) in township fifty-six (56) north of range eighty-four (84) west of the sixth principal meridian in the county of Sheridan and state of Wyoming, the same to be used for public military purposes by the United States of America.

(d) There is hereby ceded to the United States of America the following described lands belonging to the state of Wyoming, and situated in Sheridan county, to-wit: Commencing at a point four hundred twenty-eight (428) feet south of the one-half (1/2) section corner between sections ten (10) and fifteen (15) in township fifty-three (53) north of range eighty-three (83) west of sixth p.m.; thence east three hundred and thirty (330) feet; thence south one hundred (100) feet; thence west three hundred and thirty (330) feet; thence north one hundred (100) feet to the place of beginning; containing three-fourths (3/4) of one (1) acre, more or less; the same to be used as a site for the erection of a monument to the memory of the soldiers who fought in the Fort Phil Kearney massacre.

(e) There is hereby ceded to the United States of America the following described lands belonging to the state of Wyoming, to-wit: The northeast quarter (NE1/4) and northwest quarter southeast quarter (NW1/4SE1/4) of section eighteen (18) in township of fifty-six (56) north, of range eighty-four (84) west of the sixth principal meridian, in the county of Sheridan and state of Wyoming, the same to be used for public military purposes by the United States of America.

(f) Exclusive jurisdiction is ceded to the United States of America over and within the territory described by this section, saving, however, to this state:

(i) The right to serve civil and criminal process within the territory in suits or prosecutions for, or on account of rights acquired, obligations incurred, or crimes committed in this state, but outside of the cession;

(ii) The right to tax persons and corporations, their franchises and property in the territory herein ceded pursuant to subsections (a), (b), (c) and (e) of this section;

(iii) All rights appertaining to any irrigation ditch or ditches crossing the lands ceded pursuant to subsections (c) and (e) of this section.

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