S. 2360 would amend federal law to change some of the administrative rules for some U.S. territories. Specifically the legislation would:
Eliminate restrictions on the use of funds previously provided for resettlement and relocation by people of the Bikini Atoll (part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands);
Extend the time period that foreign air carriers are permitted to service American Samoa from 30 days to 180 days before such air carriers must reapply for permission; and
Amend the REAL ID Act of 2005 to allow citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau to be issued driver’s licenses or personal identification cards as lawful nonimmigrants.
Based on information from the Department of the Interior, CBO estimates that enacting S. 2360 would have no significant effect on the federal budget because it would not materially affect the duties or responsibilities of executive branch agencies.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting S. 2360 would not increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
S. 2360 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.