Week ending November 3, 2017
H.R.3567 – To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other purposes.
HR 3567 “…directs the Department of Agriculture to sell and quitclaim all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to a parcel of real property, including improvements, located at 4500 Glenwood Drive in Riverside, California, consisting of approximately 8.75 acres and administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, to the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District.” – crs
Since 1996, the Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District (RCRCD) partnered with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to acquire a property vacated by the USDA Salinity Lab.
Although NRCS has not obligated any funds for plant materials research at the Glenwood Drive property since they acquired it, RCRCD subsequently invested $2.8 million into the property with the understanding that NRCS would eventually transfer the property.
H.R. 3567 would authorize transfer of the titled to the RCRCD, a decision supported by NRCS. The legislation states that current NRCS operation at the property shall be allowed to continue at no cost to the federal government.
(Full text of H.R. 3567 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] (Introduced 07/28/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: Based on information provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the district regarding the fair market value of similar properties in Riverside, CBO estimates that enacting the bill would increase offsetting receipts, which are treated as reductions in direct spending, by $1 million in 2018.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 establishes budget-reporting and enforcement procedures for legislation affecting direct spending or revenues. The net changes in outlays that are subject to those pay-as-you-go procedures.
Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 3567 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
Dynamic Scoring: CBO estimates that enacting the bill 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: H.R. 3567 does not contain any congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House Representatives.
Duplication of programs: This bill does not establish or reauthorize a program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of another Federal program,
Direct Rule-Making: The Committee does not believe that the legislation directs an executive branch official to conduct any specific rule making proceedings within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 551.
Advisory Committee Statement: No advisory committee within the meaning of section 5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act was created by this legislation.
Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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