CONSENTING TO THE ACQUISITION OF LAND BY THE UNITED STATES
                  Act of May 1, 1945, P.L. 353, No. 147               Cl. 29
                                  AN ACT

     Giving the consent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the
        acquisition by the United States of America of a tract of
        land in the Fortieth Ward, City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth
        of Pennsylvania, known as the Naval Ammunition Depot of Fort
        Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and ceding jurisdiction to the United
        States.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  The consent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     is hereby granted, in accordance with the seventeenth clause,
     eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the
     United States, to the acquisition by the United States of
     America of two certain tracts of land in the Fortieth Ward, City
     of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known as the Naval Ammunition
     Depot of Fort Mifflin, containing 28.0373 acres; the first tract
     containing 12.8485 acres, being bounded and described as
     follows:
        Beginning at a point in the center line of Fort or Fort
     Mifflin Road, said point being located S. 29 degrees 31' 41" E.,
     192.126 feet measured along the center line from an angle in
     said road, the said angle being located S. 29 degrees 17' 41"
     E., 2174.261 feet measured along the center line of the said
     Road from a point in the center line of Penrose Ferry Road;
     thence along the center line of Fort or Fort Mifflin Road S. 29
     degrees 31' 41" E., 548.036 feet to a point in the line of land
     of the United States of America; thence along the said line S.
     43 degrees 58' 41" W., 1532.001 feet to an angle in said line;
     thence still along the same S. 34 degrees 28' 36" W., 236.943
     feet to a point; thence N. 56 degrees 21' 31" W., 114.967 feet
     to a point in the line of land of the City of Philadelphia;
     thence along the said line N. 30 degrees 28' 00" E., 1943.000
     feet to a point in the line of land of Mary Louise Lowrey;
     thence along the said line N. 46 degrees 39' 19" E., 52.751 feet
     to the first mentioned point and place of beginning.
        The second tract containing 15.1888 acres, being bounded and
     described as follows:
        Beginning at a point in a line dividing this tract and land
     of the United States of America from land of the City of
     Philadelphia, and said point being located N. 39 degrees 20' 19"
     E., 685.882 feet along the said line from a point in the center
     line of Fort or Fort Mifflin Road, this latter point being
     located S. 29 degrees 17' 41" E., 1761.181 feet measured along
     the center line of Fort or Fort Mifflin Road from a point in the
     center line of Penrose Ferry Road; thence along the said line of
     land of the City of Philadelphia N. 39 degrees 20' 19" E.,
     985.425 feet to a point in the southerly pierhead and bulkhead
     line of the Schuylkill River; thence along the said pierhead and
     bulkhead line S. 77 degrees 17' 41" E., 151.395 feet to an angle
     in the said line; thence still along the same S. 80 degrees 07'
     32" E., 102.997 feet to a point in the line of land of the
     United States of America; thence along the boundary of the land
     of the United States of America as follows, viz: S. 11 degrees
     28' 00" W., 72.179 feet to a P.C. of a curve; thence along a
     line curving to the right with a radius of 2964.775 feet the arc
     distance of 983.155 feet to the P.T. of the said curve; thence
     along the radial line of the said curve N. 59 degrees 32' 00"
     W., 14.970 feet to a point; thence S. 30 degrees 28' 00" W.,
     858.960 feet to a point; thence N. 26 degrees 25' 38" W.,
     150.770 feet to a point; thence N. 24 degrees 56' 21" E.,
     292.643 feet to a point; thence N. 10 degrees 56' 41" W.,
     617.035 feet to the first mentioned point and place of
     beginning.
        Section 2.  Exclusive jurisdiction in and over the aforesaid
     lands is hereby ceded to the United States of America by the
     Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the erection of forts,
     magazines, arsenals, dock yards, and other needful buildings,
     with the exception of roads abutting on said lands to be used by
     the United States for military and other public purposes, which
     are not already under the jurisdiction of the United States.
        Section 3.  The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States of
     America is granted upon the express condition that the
     Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall retain concurrent
     jurisdiction with the United States in and over the lands and
     buildings aforesaid, in so far that civil process in all cases,
     and such criminal process as may issue under the authority of
     the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against anyone charged with
     crime committed outside said land, may be executed thereon in
     the same manner as if this jurisdiction had not been ceded. The
     United States shall retain such jurisdiction so long as the said
     land shall be used for the purposes for which jurisdiction is
     ceded and no longer.
        Section 4.  The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States
     shall be upon the further condition that the Commonwealth
     reserves to itself and its political subdivisions whatever power
     of taxation it may constitutionally reserve, to levy and collect
     all taxes now or hereafter imposed by the Commonwealth and its
     political subdivisions upon property, persons and franchises
     within the boundaries so ceded.
        Section 5.  This act shall become effective immediately upon
     its final enactment.