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Calendar No. 70
104th Congress Report
1st Session 104-47
ROBERT J. LAGOMARSINO VISITOR CENTER
April 7 (legislative day, April 5), 1995.--Ordered to be printed
Mr. Murkowski, from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,
submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H.J. Res. 50]
The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to which was
referred the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 50) to designate the
visitor center at the Channel Islands National Park,
California, as the ``Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center,''
having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without
amendment and recommends that the joint resolution do pass.
purpose of the measure
The purpose of H.J. Res. 50 is to designate the visitor
center at Channel Islands National Park as the ``Robert J.
Lagomarsino Visitor Center''.
Background and need
Robert J. Lagomarsino served as Congressman for the 19th
District of California from 1974 until 1992. As a long-standing
Member of the Resources Committee, he authorized a number of
measures which provided for enhanced environmental protection
in the south central coastal district which he represented. One
of his major pieces of legislation provided for the
establishment of the Channel Islands National Park in 1980.
After the park was established, he continued to work to secure
the necessary funding and support to make his vision for this
area a reality. Due in large part to Congressman Lagomarsino's
effort, the terrestrial and aquatic habitats of one of the most
unique national areas in this country will be preserved for
future generations of Americans to enjoy.
H.J. Res. 50, introduced by Congressman Hansen, passed the
House of Representatives on February 1, 1995. Senator Feinstein
introduced a companion measure, S.J. Res. 10, on January 4,
In the 103rd Congress, Senator Feinstein introduced an
identical resolution, S.J. Res. 152, on November 17, 1993. A
similar provision was included in H.R. 3252, a comprehensive
bill on parks, rivers, trails and historic sites introduced in
the House of Representatives on October 7, 1993, and passed by
the House on November 22, 1993. The Subcommittee on Public
lands, National Parks and Forests held a hearing on H.R. 3252
on May 19, 1994. At the business meeting on September 21, 1994,
the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources ordered H.R. 3252
to be favorably reported.
At the business meeting on March 29, 1995, the Committee on
Energy and Natural Resources ordered H.J. Res. 50 favorably
reported, without amendment.
committee recommendations and tabulation of votes
The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, in open
business session on March 29, 1995, by a unanimous vote of a
quorum present, recommends that the Senate pass H.J. Res. 50
The roll call vote on reporting the measure was 20 yeas, 0
nays, as follows:
Mr. Hatfield \1\
Mr. Nickles \1\
Mr. Campbell \1\
Mr. Thomas \1\
Mr. Kyl \1\
Mr. Jeffords \1\
Mr. Burns \1\
Mr. Wellstone \1\
Mr. Heflin \1\
\1\ Indicates voted by proxy.
Section 1 provides for the designation of the National Park
Service visitor center for Channel Islands National Park, which
is located at Ventura Harbor, to be named the Robert J.
Lagomarsino Visitor Center.
Section 2 specifies that any legal or other reference to
the main visitor center at Channel Islands National Park shall
be a reference to the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center.
cost and budgetary considerations
The following estimate of costs of this measure has been
provided by the Congressional Budget Office:
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, April 3, 1995.
Hon. Frank H. Murkowski,
Chairman Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate,
Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has
reviewed H.J. Res. 50, a joint resolution to designate the
visitors center at the Channel Islands National Park,
California, as the ``Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitors Center,''
as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and
Natural Resources on March 29, 1995. We estimate that enactment
of this legislation would have no impact on the federal budget.
H.J. Res. 50 would not affect direct spending or receipts;
therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply.
Enactment of this legislation would have no impact on the
budgets of state or local governments.
On January 24, 1995, CBO prepared a cost estimate for H.R.
Res. 50, as ordered reported by the House Committee on
Resources on January 18, 1995. The two cost estimates are
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Deborah Reis.
James L. Blum
(For June E. O'Neill, Director).
regulatory impact evaluation
In compliance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee makes the following
evaluation of the regulatory impact which would be incurred in
carrying out H.J. Res. 50. The bill is not a regulatory measure
in the sense of imposing Government-established standards or
significant economic responsibilities on private individuals
No personal information would be collected in administering
the program. Therefore, there would be no impact on personal
Little, if any, additional paperwork would result from the
enactment of H.J. Res. 50, as ordered reported.
On March 25, 1995, the Committee on Energy and Natural
Resources requested legislative reports from the Department of
the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget setting
forth Executive agency recommendations on H.J. Res. 50. These
reports had not been received at the time the report on H.J.
Res. 50 was filed. When these reports become available, the
Chairman will request that they be printed in the Congressional
Record for the advice of the Senate.
changes in existing law
In compliance with paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of the
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee notes that no
changes in existing law are made by H.J. Res. 50, as ordered