H.R.3030 Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act

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Week ending April 29, 2016

H.R.3030 Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act


“This bill directs the Coast Guard to convey specified federal land (including buildings, structures, utilities, and miscellaneous facilities) in Baudette, Minnesota, to the city of Baudette, upon payment to the United States of the property’s fair market value.”

The exact acreage and legal description of the covered property shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Commandant. The fair market value of the covered property shall be determined by a real estate appraiser.

‘The responsibility for all reasonable and necessary costs, including real estate transaction and environmental documentation costs, associated with a conveyance under this section shall be determined by the Commandant and the city of Baudette, Minnesota.’

“On April 24, 1953 Clark Dodds Lumber Company, a Minnesota Corporation existing under the laws of the State of Minnesota, sold the Baudette housing properties to the United States of America for $3,000.00. The property was under the custody and control of the Air Force. On August 24, 1981, the Air Force transferred custody and control of the property to the Coast Guard.”

‘…the Coast Guard is in the process of divesting property, deemed excess to housing mission requirements’

(Full text of H.R. 3030 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] (introduced 7/10/2015)      Cosponsors (None)

Status:  Scheduled for vote on Friday, April 29th



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Cost to the taxpayers:  According to the USCG, the homes affected by the legislation are currently vacant, do not generate any rental income for the agency, and have a total appraised value of $271,000. H.R. 3030 would require the purchaser of the properties to use them for affordable housing to benefit the city. CBO expects that those restrictions would reduce the fair market value of the properties.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Because enacting H.R. 3030 could reduce direct spending by increasing receipts to the government, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that the proceeds from the sale would be insignificant. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 3030 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would benefit the city of Baudette. Any costs incurred by the city would be voluntary.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3030 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.

Earmark Certification:     Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives.

Duplication of programs: Pursuant to section 3(g) of H. Res. 5, 114th Cong. (2015), the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 3030, as amended, establishes or reauthorizes a program of the federal government known to be duplicative of another federal program

Direct Rule-Making:    Pursuant to section 3(i) of H. Res. 5, 114th Cong. (2015), the Committee estimates that H.R. 3030, as amended, directs no rule makings.

Advisory Committee Statement:   No new advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this legislation, as amended.

Budget Authority:

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

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