July 11, 2014
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on June 19, 2014
H.R. 3716 would ratify a settlement agreement between the Fish Springs Ranch LLC and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in the state of Nevada. The bill would authorize the tribe to grant waivers to Fish Springs pursuant to the settlement agreement. H.R. 3716 also would waive any claims against the federal government related to the settlement agreement.
CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no effect on the federal budget. The federal government is not a party to the settlement agreement between Fish Springs and the tribe, and implementing the legislation would not increase operating costs for the Department of the Interior. Enacting H.R. 3716 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 3716 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
On July 9, 2014, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 1818, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe – Fish Springs Ranch Settlement Act, as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on May 21, 2014. The two bills are identical, and the CBO cost estimates are the same.