CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.R. 3923 is scheduled to be considered on the House floor on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and referred to the Committee on Natural resources, which took no official action.
H.R. 3923 would require the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange approximately 5 acres of land owned by the Department of Agriculture located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests with the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District of Boulder, Colorado. Under the legislation, if the land is not exchanged within one year of the bill's enactment, the Secretary would be authorized to sell the land to the Sugar Loaf fire district for a federally appraised amount.
According to the bill's findings, the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District of Boulder, Colorado, operates two fire stations on National Forest Service land. The Sugar Loaf district has sought ownership of the land in order to establish a firefighter training area and make improvements to the facilities. The Sugar Land district owns a separate, five-acre parcel of non-federal land which it would exchange with the National Forest Service.
According to CBO, the bill "would have no effect on the federal budget."