VALIDATE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITY OF OTHER STATE
                 Act of Jul. 19, 1951, P.L. 1056, No. 221             Cl. 68
                                  AN ACT

     Validating and confirming acquisition and holding heretofore
        consummated by certain municipal corporations of other states
        of real property and appurtenances attached thereto in this
        Commonwealth, necessary to the beneficial use of certain real
        property and appurtenances attached thereto, acquired and
        held by such municipal corporations in such other states, and
        defining certain of their rights and liabilities in
        connection therewith.

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

        Section 1.  (a)  Whenever heretofore any municipal
     corporation of another state in the United States of America,
     acting in its governmental and proprietary capacity, has
     acquired and held real property and appurtenances attached
     thereto in such other state for public use and benefit, and has
     acquired and held real property and appurtenances attached
     thereto in this Commonwealth (whether in the corporate name of
     the municipal corporation or in the name of some person, either
     natural or artificial, as trustee for the municipal
     corporation), which was necessary to the beneficial use of the
     property in such other state, such acquisition and holding of
     real property and appurtenances attached thereto in this
     Commonwealth is hereby validated and confirmed and made lawful,
     notwithstanding the provisions of section 5 of the act, approved
     the twenty-sixth day of April, one thousand eight hundred fifty-
     five (Pamphlet Laws 328), entitled "An act relating to
     Corporations and to Estates held for Corporate, Religious and
     Charitable uses."
        (b)  The municipal corporation may hold, use, enjoy, improve,
     develop, mortgage, lease and convey the real property and
     appurtenances attached thereto, or any part thereof, in this
     Commonwealth, in such manner as may be necessary for the
     beneficial use of the real property and appurtenances it holds
     in the other state, so long as it complies with the Constitution
     and relevant laws of this Commonwealth.
        Section 2.  Nothing contained in this act shall be construed
     to prevent or relieve any real property or appurtenances
     attached thereto held by any such municipal corporation under
     the provisions of this act from being taxed as other real
     property within this Commonwealth is taxed.
        Section 3.  All acts and parts of acts are hereby repealed in
     so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this act.
        Section 4.  The provisions of this act shall become effective
     immediately upon final enactment.