S. 757, Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Act

Cost Estimate
June 6, 2013

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 16, 2013

S. 757 would give the city of Mesquite, Nevada, the exclusive right to purchase certain federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bill also would authorize BLM and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to spend proceeds from those sales on specified activities. Based on information provided by the affected agencies, CBO estimates that implementing S. 757 would increase direct spending by $3 million in 2022; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting S. 757 would not affect revenues.

Based on information from BLM and the city of Mesquite, CBO expects that, under current law, the affected lands would be sold under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). CBO estimates that proceeds from those sales would total about $3 million in 2022. Under FLPMA, 96 percent of all proceeds from land sales are deposited in the U.S. Treasury. Because S. 757 would authorize BLM and USFWS to spend those proceeds, without further appropriation, to implement plans to conserve multispecies habitat in Nevada and to carry out certain other activities, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would increase direct spending.

The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 establishes budget-reporting and enforcement procedures for legislation affecting direct spending or revenues. S. 757 would increase direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply.

S. 757 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.