H.R. 1033, American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
March 27, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on March 20, 2013

H.R. 1033 would expand the American Battlefield Protection Program to include battlefields from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and would authorize the appropriation of $10 million a year over the 2014-2018 period for this program. For 2013, about $9 million was appropriated for this program. The amounts authorized for each year would be used to provide financial assistance to state or local governments to purchase land that has been identified by the National Park Service as eligible for protection through the program but is not contained within the boundaries of a unit of the National Park System.

Assuming appropriation of the newly authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1033 would cost $46 million over the 2014-2018 period and about $4 million after 2018. Enacting H.R. 1033 would not affect revenues or direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 1033 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.