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This bill passed in the House on January 27, 2014 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
20% chance of being enacted.
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The bill was referred to House Natural Resources. ▲
The bill was introduced in the first year of the Congress. ▼
The sponsor is a member of the minority party. ▼
6+ cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. ▼
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Last updated Jan 28, 2014.
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/2/hr3008.
The White Lotus Foundation is an organization that trains and certifies Yoga instructors, and its training center is located in the Los Padres National Forest, near Santa Barbara, California. Currently, a short access road that loops into U.S. Forest Service land is the only road that allows the White Lotus Foundation and the general public access from San Marcos Pass Road. Due to steep topography, there is no reasonable alternative location for an access road, and without this space, the Foundation would be forced to cease its operations.
H.R. 3008 gives the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to convey approximately five acres of land within the Los Padres National Forest in California with the White Lotus Foundation in exchange for land with equal appraised value. If the exchange does not occur within two years, the Forest Service would be permitted to sell the land to the foundation at the appraised fair market value, and the proceeds would be deposited to the Treasury.
CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would have a negligible impact on the budget. If the land is sold to the White Lotus Foundation, CBO estimates that enacting this legislation could increase offsetting receipts by less than $300,000 after 2015.
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