CONSENTING TO THE ACQUISITION OF LAND BY THE UNITED STATES
                  Act of May 18, 1945, P.L. 654, No. 282              Cl. 29
                                  AN ACT

     Giving the consent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the
        acquisition by the United States of America of approximately
        three-tenths of an acre of land in the County of Delaware,
        upon which is erected the Chester Range Front Light, 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 a certain tract of land in Delaware County, upon
     which is erected the Chester Range Front Light, containing
     three-tenths (.3) of an acre, more or less, bounded and
     described as follows:
        Beginning at a point on the pierhead line of the River
     Delaware as established by the United States Government, said
     point being forty-two and seventy-five one-hundredths (42.75)
     feet measured Southeastwardly from a point in the Chester Range,
     which last mentioned point is at the distance of two thousand,
     five hundred, six and fifty-three one-hundredths (2506.53) feet
     measured Southwestwardly from the Chester Range Front Monument
     and measured at right angles to said Range; thence following the
     said pierhead line South sixty-four (64) degrees, twenty-seven
     (27) minutes and forty-seven (47) seconds West one hundred, two
     and ninety one-hundredths (102.90) feet to a point; thence North
     thirty-nine (39) degrees, ten (10) minutes and fifty-five (55)
     seconds West one hundred, eighteen and forty-seven one-
     hundredths (118.47) feet to a point; thence North fifty (50)
     degrees, forty-nine (49) minutes and five (5) seconds East one
     hundred (100) feet to a point; thence South thirty-nine (39)
     degrees ten (10) minutes and fifty-five (55) seconds East one
     hundred, forty-two and seventy-five one-hundredths (142.75) feet
     to the point or 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: And
     provided further, That the above cession is hereby made
     contingent upon the United States of America conveying to the
     Commonwealth of Pennsylvania all that tract of land conveyed by
     the Governor of Pennsylvania to the United States of America as
     will more fully appear by reference to deed dated October 19,
     1917, and recorded in the office for the Recording of Deeds in
     and for Delaware County, in Deed Book number 387, page 581: And
     provided further, That the United States of America will
     relinquish the cession of jurisdiction therein granted by the
     Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
        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 subdivision 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.