H.R. 3326, Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014

H.R. 3326

Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014

Sponsor
Rep. Jared Huffman

Date
November 13, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 3326, the Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 3326 was introduced on October 23, 2013 by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.  The bill was marked up on September 18, 2014 and was ordered reported, as amended, by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3326 provides for a land exchange between the federal government and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California.  Specifically, the bill requires the federal government to convey to the Utilities District 100 acres of federal land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California in exchange for 47 acres of land owned by the Utilities District.  If the value of the land conveyed by the federal government is greater than the value of the land received in exchange, H.R. 3326 authorizes the federal government to accept a cash payment to account for the difference.

Cost

According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 3326, as reported, would increase offsetting receipts, which are treated as reductions in direct spending; however, the impact on direct spending would not be significant.  The suspension text requires that the offsetting receipts be used for the improvement, maintenance, reconstruction, or construction of facilities or improvements for the National Forest System.  The bill would not affect revenues.

Additional Information

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