March 5, 2014
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on December 19, 2013
S. 1341 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 authorize the Forest Service to spend, without further appropriations, receipts from cabin fees after 2023. Finally, the bill would establish a fee that would be assessed on individuals who transfer ownership of their cabins. Based on information provided by the Forest Service, CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would increase net direct spending by $71 million over the 2015-2024 period; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting S. 1341 would not affect revenues.
S. 1341 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.