March 27, 2014
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on February 27, 2014
H.R. 1259 would establish the Coltsville National Historical Park in the state of Connecticut once the National Park Service (NPS) obtains sufficient property at the proposed site to constitute a manageable park unit. Assuming the conditions for establishment can be met and that the necessary amounts are appropriated, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1259 would cost about $9 million over the 2015-2019 period. Those amounts would be used to restore and develop sites, complete a management plan for the park unit, and begin operations. Based on information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates that operating costs for the new park unit would be less than $1 million a year. Enacting H.R. 1259 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 1259 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.