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107th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1st Session 107-122
CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LANDS IN CARSON CITY,
July 10, 2001.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
State of the Union and ordered to be printed
Mr. Hansen, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H.R. 271]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill
(H.R. 271) to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey a
former Bureau of Land Management administrative site to the
city of Carson City, Nevada, for use as a senior center, having
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment
and recommend that the bill do pass.
purpose of the bill
The purpose of H.R. 271, is to direct the Secretary of the
Interior to convey a former Bureau of Land Management
administrative site to the city of Carson City, Nevada, for use
as a senior center.
background and need for legislation
The Carson City Senior Center was established in 1972 with
the support of the Carson City Kiwanis Club and other community
involvement. The center has been expanded to the point that new
land is required to expand it further. The land adjacent to the
center is former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property that
has been vacant since 1997 and is completely surrounded by
property owned by Carson City. The BLM has moved to a new
office and is fully supportive of the land conveyance.
The need for a new center has been brought about by the
substantial growth of Carson City in recent years. At present,
the population is slightly more than 50,000 people and at least
10,000 of these people are 60 years of age or older. This does
not include those of surrounding towns. As a result of this
high number of senior citizens, the center is one of the most
highly used public facilities in Carson City.
When completed, the center, in combination with existing
facilities, would provide a venue where seniors with limited
mobility could have access to a senior center, the Carson Tahoe
Rehabilitation Center Hospital, an assisted living center and
an adult day care center in one condensed area. With the
addition of the expanded space acquired through this land
transfer, the Senior Citizens Center will be able to offer its
most popular activities to a larger segment of the public,
including events such as live music, dancing, bingo, and
tournaments for horseshoes, fly fishing and bridge.
The approximately 4.5 acres of currently uninhabitable
buildings and improvements would be subject to reversion to the
federal government if they are ever used for another purpose
other than a senior citizens assisted living center or a
related public purpose.
H.R. 271 was introduced on January 30, 2001, by Congressman
Jim Gibbons (R-NV). The bill was referred to the Committee on
Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on
National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands. On June 12, 2001,
the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On June 26, 2001,
the Subcommittee met to mark up the bill. No amendments were
offered and the bill was forwarded to the Full Committee. On
June 27, 2001, the Full Resources Committee met to consider the
bill. No amendments were offered and the bill was ordered
favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice
committee oversight findings and recommendations
Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the
Committee on Resources' oversight findings and recommendations
are reflected in the body of this report.
constitutional authority statement
Article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United
States grants Congress the authority to enact this bill.
compliance with house rule xiii
1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(3)(B)
of that rule provides that this requirement does not apply when
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
2. Congressional Budget Act. As required by clause 3(c)(2)
of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this
bill does not contain any new budget authority, spending
authority, credit authority, or an increase or decrease in
revenues or tax expenditures.
3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. This bill does
not authorize funding and therefore, clause 3(c)(4) of rule
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives does not
4. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate. Under clause
3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of
Representatives and section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act
of 1974, the Committee has received the following cost estimate
for this bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, June 28, 2001.
Hon. James V. Hansen,
Chairman, Committee on Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 271, a bill to
direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey a former Bureau
of Land Management administrative site to the city of Carson
City, Nevada, for use as a senior center.
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Megan
Barry B. Anderson
(For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
H.R. 271--A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey a
former Bureau of Land Management administrative site to the
city of Carson City, Nevada, for use as a senior center
H.R. 271 would direct the Secretary of the Interior to
convey, without consideration, a former administrative site of
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the city of Carson City,
Nevada, for use as a senior center or a related public purpose.
According to BLM, the abandoned site currently generates no
receipts, and the agency does not expect the land to generate
any significant receipts over the next 10 years.
Based on information from BLM, CBO estimates that enacting
H.R. 271 would have no significant impact on the federal
budget. The bill would not affect direct spending or receipts;
therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply. H.R. 271
contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as
defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no
costs or state, local, or tribal governments. The city of
Carson City would benefit from the opportunity to acquire this
property at no cost.
On May 17, 2001, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S.
230, similar legislation ordered reported by the Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 16, 2001. The
two bills are very similar, and the cost estimates are
The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Megan Carroll.
This estimate was approved by Robert A. Sunshine, Assistant
Director for Budget Analysis.
COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4
This bill contains no unfunded mandates.
PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW
This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or
CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW
If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing