As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 16, 2013
S. 305 would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire and include Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond battlefields into the Vicksburg National Military Park in the state of Mississippi. Based on information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates that acquiring, developing, and managing the properties would cost $26 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary funds. S. 305 also would reduce amounts authorized to be appropriated for the Preserve America Grant Program by $18.5 million annually. Assuming appropriation actions consistent with the bill, CBO estimates that implementing S. 305 would reduce net discretionary spending for affected activities by $56 million over the 2014-2018 period.
Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.
S. 305 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.