H.R.1719 – John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act

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Week ending July 14, 2017

H.R.1719 – John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act


“H.R. 1719 would expand and adjust the boundary of the John Muir National Historic Site in California to include approximately 44 acres of donated land. The bill stipulates that the land would be donated voluntarily by the Muir Heritage Land Trust and would be administered as part of the historic site.” – cbo

 (Full text of H.R. 1719 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 03/24/2017

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 15 (Roll no. 346)

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Based on an analysis of information provided by the National Park Service (NPS), CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1719 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Under the legislation, the additional acres could only be acquired through donation. Furthermore, because the NPS does not anticipate the need for additional resources or expenditures to manage the property once it is acquired, CBO estimates that annual costs to operate and maintain the new properties would be minimal.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting H.R. 1719 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 1719 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1719 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

Direct Rule-Making:  None

Advisory Committee Statement: None

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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