As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on November 13, 2014
S. 2031 would transfer the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light from the U.S. Coast Guard to the National Park Service (NPS) to become part of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Based on information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would not have a significant effect on the federal budget. The transfer would not significantly change federal costs to manage the Apostle Island National Lakeshore or to continue to renovate and maintain the lighthouse. Enacting S. 2031 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 2031 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.
On July 18, 2014, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 4049, the Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on June 19, 2014. The two pieces of legislation are similar and the CBO cost estimates are the same.