H.R. 2467, Bridgeport Indian Colony Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act of 2012

Cost Estimate
October 22, 2012

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on September 21, 2012

H.R. 2467 would authorize the transfer of 39 acres of federal land into trust for the benefit of the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California. The land consists of a 32-acre parcel adjacent to the existing 40-acre reservation and a 7.5-acre parcel currently under lease by the Toiyabe Indian Health Project (TIHP), a consortium of seven federally recognized tribes, including the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California. H.R. 2467 would prohibit gaming (gambling other than social games for minimal value) activities on the affected properties.

Based on information provided by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CBO estimates that any administrative costs to carry out the act’s provisions would be minimal. (Any such costs would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.) Enacting H.R. 2467 would have an insignificant effect on direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Under current law, BLM collects $1,500 annually under a Recreation and Public Purposes Act lease with the TIHP. Under the legislation, those receipts would no longer be collected. BLM could sell the specified properties; however, CBO has no information indicating that any significant amounts are expected from sales proceeds over the 2013-2022 period.

H.R. 2467 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. Enacting the bill would benefit the tribe.

On June 1, 2012, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 2467 as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on April 25, 2012. The two versions of the bill are similar, and the CBO cost estimates are the same.