H.R. 3535 would restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria Indian tribe in California. Federal recognition would make the tribe and individual members eligible to receive benefits from various federal programs. The bill also would allow the Department of the Interior (DOI) to take into trust property currently owned by the tribe which could permit certain types of gaming on those lands if DOI determines that the land is eligible to be used for such purposes under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3535 would cost $5 million over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.
Enacting H.R. 3535 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3535 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 3535 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.