H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act

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Week ending July 14, 2017

H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act


The bill transfers jurisdiction of three parcels of land in Tucson, Arizona to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. After the transfer there shall be no Federal reserved right to surface water or groundwater for any land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act…and the Tribe retains any right or claim to water under State law for any land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act. Gaming is prohibited.

“This bill declares that 39.65 acres of land are to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, effective the day after the Tucson Unified School District No. 1 relinquishes its interest in the land.

“The United States must convey to the school district 13.24 acres of federal land in exchange for payment of the fair market value of the land and the cost of conveyance.

“The school district may acquire the federal reversionary interest in 27.5 acres of district land by paying the appraised value, plus the costs of appraisal and conveyance, to the Department of the Interior.” – crs

 (Full text of H.R. 1404 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] (Introduced 03/07/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote

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Cost to the taxpayersCBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1404 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Information from DOI indicates that any administrative costs incurred under the bill (which would be subject to appropriation), would not exceed $500,000 in any year. According to DOI, the affected lands currently generate no significant receipts and are not expected to do so over the next 10 years. And based on information from the Pima County Assessor’s Office about the estimated market value of lands and interests that would be conveyed to the school district under the bill, CBO estimates that any proceeds to the federal government would total less than $500,000. Any such amounts would be recorded as offsetting receipts (which have the effect of decreasing direct spending)

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting H.R. 1404 would not affect revenues.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 1404 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1404 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  None

Duplication of programs: None

Advisory Committee Statement: None

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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