Jurisdictional Status of Government properties The concept of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, the basis for exempting privately owned property on Federal land from State and local taxation, derives ultimately from Article I, Section 8, Clause 17, of the constitution: "The Congress shall have power ... to exercise exclusive legislation ... over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the States... for the erection of forts...and other needful buildings." During the Republic's first 50 years, the National Government generally exercised its right of jurisdiction over most lighthouses, over forts and arsenals, and over some other properties. But it often purchased land from the States without also acquiring legislative jurisdiction, and in other frequent instances, when it purchased land without State consent, it did not acquire exclusive legislative jurisdiction. A Joint Resolution of Congress approved September 11, 1841 (40 U.S.C. 255) prohibited expenditures for public buildings on land purchased by the United States unless the Attorney General approved title to the land and the legislature of the State involved consented to the purchase. https://library.unt.edu/gpo/acir/Reports/policy/A-6summ.pdf #jurisdiction #StateJurisdiction #FederalJurusdiction #InThisState #attorneygeneral

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