16 U.S. Code § 5805 - Corporate powers and obligations of Foundation
(a) In general
(1) may conduct business throughout the United States and the territories and possessions of the United States; and
The Foundation shall have an official seal selected by the Board that shall be judicially noticed.
To carry out the purposes of the Foundation under section 5802 (b) of this title, the Foundation shall have, in addition to the powers otherwise provided under this chapter, the usual powers of a corporation, including the power—
(1) to accept, receive, solicit, hold, administer, and use any gift, devise, or bequest, either absolutely or in trust, of real or personal property or any income from, or other interest in, the gift, devise, or bequest;
(2) to acquire by purchase or exchange any real or personal property or interest in property, except that funds provided under section 5809 of this title may not be used to purchase an interest in real property;
(3) unless otherwise required by instrument of transfer, to sell, donate, lease, invest, reinvest, retain, or otherwise dispose of any property or income from property;
(4) on the written approval of the Secretary, to use, license, or transfer symbols, slogans, and logos of the Foundation (exclusive of any symbol or logo of a governmental entity);
(5) to borrow money from private sources and issue bonds, debentures, or other debt instruments, subject to section 5808 of this title, except that the aggregate amount of the borrowing and debt instruments outstanding at any time may not exceed $1,000,000;
(6) to sue and be sued, and complain and defend itself, in any court of competent jurisdiction, except that a member of the Board shall not be personally liable for an action in the performance of services for the Board, except for gross negligence;
(7) to enter into a contract or other agreement with an agency of State or local government, educational institution, or other private organization or person and to make such payments as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Foundation; and
(d) Interests in property
(1) Interests in real property
The Foundation may acquire, hold, and dispose of lands, waters, or other interests in real property by donation, gift, devise, purchase, or exchange. An interest in real property shall be treated, among other things, as including an easement or other right for the preservation, conservation, protection, or enhancement of agricultural, natural, scenic, historic, scientific, educational, inspirational, or recreational resources.
A gift, devise, or bequest may be accepted by the Foundation even though the gift, devise, or bequest is encumbered, restricted, or subject to a beneficial interest of a private person if any current or future interest in the gift, devise, or bequest is for the benefit of the Foundation.
(3) Use of symbols, slogans, and logos of the Foundation
(A) In general
The Secretary may authorize the Foundation to use, license, or transfer symbols, slogans, and logos of the Foundation.
(i) In general All revenue received by the Foundation from the use, licensing, or transfer of symbols, slogans, and logos of the Foundation shall be transferred to the Secretary.
Source(Pub. L. 104–127, title III, § 356,Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1013; Pub. L. 107–171, title II, § 2506,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 274.)
2002—Subsec. (c)(4) to (8). Pub. L. 107–171, § 2506(1), which directed amendment of subsection (c) ofsection 356 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 1996 by adding par. (4) and redesignating former pars. (4) to (7) as (5) to (8), respectively, was executed to subsec. (c) of this section, which is section 356 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 107–171, § 2506(2), which directed amendment of subsection (d) ofsection 356 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 1996 by adding par. (3), was executed to subsec. (d) of this section, which is section 356 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
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