As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on December 13, 2017
S. 1285 would authorize seven Indian tribes located in Oregon to lease, sell, or otherwise transfer any real property owned by those tribes that is not held in trust by the United States for the benefit of those tribes. Under current law, those tribes are prohibited from leasing, selling, or otherwise transferring any land, whether or not the government holds it in trust for their benefit, without specific Congressional approval.
Because S. 1285 would not affect land that has any costs or benefits to the federal government, CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would have no effect on the federal budget.
Enacting S. 1285 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting S. 1285 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 1285 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA. The act would benefit the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klameth Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribes by allowing the tribes to lease or transfer some land.
On September 25, 2017, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 1285 as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on September 13, 2017. The two versions of S. 1285 are similar, and CBO’s estimates of their budgetary effects are the same.