|Sponsor||Rep. Miller, George|
|Date||September 8, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
H.R. 1043 is being considered on the floor under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. This legislation was introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on February 12, 2009. The bill was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which took no official action.
H.R. 1043 would authorize a land exchange between the Secretary of Agriculture and Solano County, California. Under the bill, the Secretary would be required to exchange 82 acres within the Mendocino National Forest if Solano County conveys 160 acres of land known as the "Fouts Springs-Deafy Glade Federal and Non-Federal Lands" to the federal government. Any cost relating to the surveying and transfer of the land would be borne by Solano County.
According to the sponsor's office, the 82 acres transferred to Solano County under the legislation is land that the County currently leases from the Secretary of Agriculture to operate the Fouts Springs youth correctional program. The Fouts Springs Youth Facility was created in 1959 as an alternative correctional facility and now provides programs for delinquent youth across California. The facility is operated by the Chief Probation Officer of Solano County, who operates the youth correctional facility in a remote part of the Mendocino National Forest. According to Solano County, the facilities mission is to "protect society by restructuring unacceptable anti-social behaviors of youth."
A CBO cost estimate of H.R. 1043 was not yet available as of press time.