CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 5699, the John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act, as amended, under a suspension of the rules. H.R. 5699 was introduced by Representative George Miller (D-CA) on November 13, 2014 and was ordered to be reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on November 19, 2014 by unanimous consent.
H.R. 5699 authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to accept the donation of 44 undeveloped acres of property adjacent to the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.
The John Muir Historic Site was established on August 31, 1964 in PL 88‐547 and currently consists of 345 acres. H.R. 5699 will allow the acquisition to occur only if it is donated by the Muir Heritage Land Trust.
“CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5699 would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Under the legislation, the additional acres could only be acquired through donation. Based on information from the NPS, we estimate that annual costs to operate and maintain the new properties would be minimal. Enacting H.R. 5699 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. H.R. 5699 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.”
For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.