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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    107-122

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 CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LANDS IN CARSON CITY, 
                                 NEVADA

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 July 10, 2001.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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  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.

                            committee action

    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 
vote.

            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 
apply.
    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 
Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               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 
Carroll.
            Sincerely,
                                          Barry B. Anderson
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
    Enclosure.

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 
identical.
    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 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.