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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     113-27

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                   PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE TRUST LAND ACT

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 April 9, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Hastings of Washington, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 507]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 507) to provide for the conveyance of certain 
land inholdings owned by the United States to the Pascua Yaqui 
Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend 
that the bill do pass.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 507 is to provide for the conveyance of 
certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the 
Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 507 directs the Secretary of the Interior to take two 
10-acre parcels into trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of 
Arizona. Before the parcels can be taken into trust, however, 
the Tucson Unified School District will first need to 
relinquish its possessory interest in one parcel. The school 
district no longer needs the land, which it had previously 
received under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. The 
Secretary of the Interior will also need to approve a lease 
agreement between the Tribe and the School District for the 
construction and operation of a regional transportation 
facility on the Tribe's land.
    Both parcels would be utilized as part of a golf course 
that is currently under construction. Neither parcel is 
necessary for the construction of the golf course, but if the 
Tribe does not acquire and use the parcels, the land will be 
orphaned and of relatively no use to either the Tribe or the 
United States.
    As has become customary when taking land into trust, the 
bill includes language that prohibits any gaming on the two 
parcels to be taken into trust.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 507 was introduced on February 5, 2013, by Congressman 
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. On March 20, 
2013, the Full Natural Resources Committee met to consider the 
bill. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental 
Regulation was discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments 
were offered to the bill, and the bill was adopted and ordered 
favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous 
consent.

            COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(2)(B) 
of that Rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Under clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the following cost estimate for this bill from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

H.R. 507--Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act

    H.R. 507 would require the Secretary of the Interior to 
place 20 acres of land into trust for the benefit of the Pascua 
Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. Based on information provided by the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CBO estimates that 
implementing the bill would have no significant impact on the 
federal budget. Enacting H.R. 507 would not affect direct 
spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do 
not apply.
    Under the bill, BLM would be required to place 10 acres of 
land that is currently administered by the agency into trust 
for the benefit of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. In addition, if the 
Tucson Unified School District elects to relinquish its 
interest in 10 acres of land that it acquired from the federal 
government under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, 
management of those lands would revert back to BLM, and the 
Secretary would be required to place them into trust for the 
tribe.
    Based on information provided by BLM, CBO estimates that 
any administrative costs to carry out the bill, which would be 
subject to the availability of appropriated funds, would be 
minimal. In addition, the affected lands do not generate any 
offsetting receipts for the federal government and are not 
expected to generate such receipts over the next 10 years.
    H.R. 507 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. 
Enacting the bill would benefit the tribe.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Jeff LaFave. The 
estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. Section 308(a) of Congressional Budget Act. As required 
by clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, this bill does not contain any new budget 
authority, spending authority, credit authority, or an increase 
or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures. Based on 
information provided by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 
CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have no 
significant impact on the federal budget.
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to provide for the conveyance of 
certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the 
Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.

                           EARMARK STATEMENT

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       COMPLIANCE WITH H. RES. 5

    Directed Rule Making. The Chairman does not believe that 
this bill directs any executive branch official to conduct any 
specific rule-making proceedings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.