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This bill passed in the House on June 17, 2013 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. ▼
Key: ▲ Correlated with successful bills. ▼ Correlated with unsuccessful bills. Correlation may not indicate causation.
Last updated Jun 18, 2013.
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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/113/1/hr862.
he two land parcels referenced in the bill were developed by private landowners based on an erroneous land survey conducted in 1960. It wasn’t until a subsequent survey was conducted in 2007 that it was discovered the two parcels of land were actually inside the boundaries of Coconino National Forest in Arizona.
H.R. 862 resolves this boundary dispute by authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the approximately 2.67 acres of land to the landowners in question for a price of $20,000. An identical bill (H.R. 1038) passed the House in the 112th Congress on April 25, 2012 by a recorded vote of 421-1 (Roll no. 181).
H.R. 862 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to convey all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to two small parcels of land to a person or entity that represents the majority of landowners with private property adjacent to the two parcels. In exchange for the land, the landowners are required to pay $20,000, which shall be available to the Secretary for the purchase of land in the National Forest System. The authority to convey the land sunsets three years after enactment.
CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 862 would “have a negligible impact on the federal budget.” Pay-as-you-go procedures would apply because “implementing the legislation would increase offsetting receipts and associated direct spending…however, CBO estimates that those changes would have no significant impact on future budget deficits.”
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