July 9, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on June 12, 2013
H.R. 841 would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 288 acres of property located within the boundaries of the original reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. The bill also would modify the process that the Secretary uses to evaluate land to take into trust for the tribe. In addition, all property taken into trust by the Secretary within the boundaries of the tribe’s original reservation after September 9, 1988, would be considered part of that reservation.
Based on information provided by the Department of the Interior, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 841 would have no significant impact on the federal budget. CBO estimates that the legislation would not significantly affect the cost of processing applications to take land into trust or the cost of administering the tribes’ trust lands. Enacting H.R. 841 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 841 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.