Three current laws—the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000, the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, and the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006—provide for the disposal of public lands within Lincoln and White Pine Counties in Nevada. Under those laws, proceeds from land sales are deposited into special accounts that are available to be spent by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to facilitate land sales, develop land management plans, and perform other specified activities in those counties.
H.R. 2374 would authorize BLM to spend funds available in those accounts to carry out additional activities in Lincoln and White Pine Counties. Spending from the special accounts occurs without further appropriation and is thus considered direct spending. Based on information from BLM, CBO estimates that enacting the bill would increase spending from those accounts by a total of $2 million over the 2018-2027 period. The bill also would make other changes to the management of federal lands that CBO estimates would have no significant cost.
Because enacting H.R. 2374 would affect direct spending, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2374 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 2374 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.