As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 30, 2014
H.R. 5205 would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to convey certain federal lands in Nevada to other government entities. The bill also would designate 73,500 acres as wilderness. Finally, the bill would require the Secretary of the Interior to take certain lands into trust for the benefit of the Te-moak Tribe. Based on information provided by the affected agencies and assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost less than $500,000. In addition, CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 5205 would increase offsetting receipts, which are treated as reductions in direct spending, by $2 million in 2015; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the legislation would not affect revenues.
H.R. 5205 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. Conveyances of federal land authorized in the bill would benefit cities and counties in Nevada. Any costs to those entities would be incurred voluntarily as conditions of land conveyances. The Te-moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada would benefit from federal land being taken into trust by the federal government on their behalf.