As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on July 25, 2012
S. 1494 would authorize appropriations totaling $25 million a year to support the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit corporation established by federal law to provide grants for activities related to conserving and managing fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural resources. Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $125 million over the 2013-2017 period.
Enacting S. 1494 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 1494 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.