February 21, 2014
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on December 19, 2013
S. 1301 would authorize appropriations totaling $50 million for the Forest Service to carry out vegetation management and ecological restoration projects in national forests in eastern Oregon. The bill also would establish a panel of experts to advise the Forest Service on managing those forests.
Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $48 million over the 2015-2019 period. Implementing H.R. 1301 could affect offsetting receipts; however, any increase in receipts would be contingent on future appropriations and not directly attributable to this bill. Enacting S. 1301 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 1301 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.