April 5, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on March 20, 2013
H.R. 1159 would establish a new schedule for the fees paid to the federal government by individuals who own cabins located on Forest Service lands. The bill also would establish a transfer fee that would be assessed on owners who sell their cabins. Based on information provided by the Forest Service, CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would result in an increase in net direct spending (owing to a net reduction in offsetting receipts) totaling $8 million over the 2014-2023 period; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting H.R. 1159 would not affect revenues.
H.R. 1159 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.