H.R. 2365 would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to convey, without consideration, up to 8,200 acres of federal land to several cities in California. At the request of the affected cities, BLM would be required to convey up to four parcels of land ranging in size from 80 acres to 4,630 acres to the cities of Twentynine Palms, Barstow, Victorville, and Apple Valley. Under the bill, BLM would be required to cover any administrative costs associated with completing the conveyances. Using information provided by the agency, CBO estimates that administering the conveyances would cost less than $500,000; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting the bill could reduce offsetting receipts, which are treated as reductions in direct spending, from rentals associated with rights-of-way on each parcel; however, using information provided by BLM, CBO estimates that any reduction in receipts would total less than $50,000 a year. Because enacting H.R. 2365 could affect direct spending pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2365 would not significantly increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 2365 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.