H.R. 2455, Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, as amended

H.R. 2455

Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, as amended

Date
December 1, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, December 1, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 2455, the Nevada Native Nations Land Act, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 2455 was introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) on June 20, 2013 and was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.  The bill was marked up on June 19, 2014 and was ordered reported, as amended, by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2455, as amended, directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey 275 acres of federal land to the county of Elko, Nevada to be purposed only for public purposes consistent with the Recreation and Public Purposes Act of 1926 (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), or for motocross, bicycle, off-highway vehicle, or stock car racing areas.  The bill requires that a total of more than 45,000 acres of federal land be held in trust by the U.S. to expand the reservations of the Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada, the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, the Shoshone Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, the Reno‐Sparks Indian Colony, and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.  H.R. 2455 prohibits use of the land for gaming purposes.

Cost

According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 2455 as reported would not significantly impact the federal budget.  The bill would not affect direct spending and is expected to minimally reduce direct spending.  According to CBO, “The affected lands are expected to generate receipts for the federal government from grazing fees and leases under current law. Thus, CBO estimates that conveying those lands would reduce offsetting receipts (which are treated as increases in direct spending).”

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.