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114th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {      114-466

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              BAUDETTE COAST GUARD HOUSING CONVEYANCE ACT

                                _______
                                

 March 23, 2016.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3030]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3030) to direct the Commandant of 
the Coast Guard to convey certain property from the United 
States to the City of Baudette, Minnesota, having considered 
the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and 
recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     3
Legislative History and Consideration............................     3
Committee Votes..................................................     3
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     5
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     5
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     5
Preemption Clarification.........................................     5
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     5
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     5
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     5
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     6

    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Baudette Coast Guard Housing 
Conveyance Act''.

SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES IN THE CITY OF BAUDETTE, 
                    MINNESOTA.

  (a) Conveyance Authorized.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
convey to the city of Baudette, Minnesota, all right, title, and 
interest of the United States in and to the covered property, upon 
payment to the United States of the fair market value of the covered 
property.
  (b) Survey.--The exact acreage and legal description of the covered 
property shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the 
Commandant.
  (c) Fair Market Value.--The fair market value of the covered property 
shall be--
          (1) determined by a real estate appraiser--
                  (A) selected by the city of Baudette, Minnesota; and
                  (B) licensed to practice in Minnesota; and
          (2) subject to the approval of the Commandant, who, in making 
        such approval, shall consider the requirements under subsection 
        (g).
  (d) Costs of Conveyance.--The responsibility for all reasonable and 
necessary costs, including real estate transaction and environmental 
documentation costs, associated with a conveyance under this section 
shall be determined by the Commandant and the city of Baudette, 
Minnesota.
  (e) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Commandant may require such 
additional terms and conditions in connection with a conveyance under 
this section as the Commandant considers appropriate and reasonable to 
protect the interests of the United States.
  (f) Deposit of Proceeds.--Any proceeds received by the United States 
from a conveyance under this section shall be deposited in the Coast 
Guard Housing Fund established under section 687 of title 14, United 
States Code.
  (g) Condition on Use.--As a condition of any conveyance under this 
section, the Commandant shall require that all right, title, and 
interest in and to the covered property shall revert to the United 
States if the covered property or any part thereof ceases to be used 
for--
          (1) affordable housing or a purpose related to affordable 
        housing (as defined by the city of Baudette, Minnesota, and the 
        Commandant at the time of conveyance); or
          (2) infrastructure that provides a public benefit approved by 
        the city of Baudette, Minnesota.
  (h) Covered Property Defined.--In this section, the term ``covered 
property'' means the Federal lands (including all buildings, 
structures, utilities, and miscellaneous facilities on the lands) that 
are under the administrative control of the Coast Guard and located at 
the following addresses:
          (1) 416 Hamilton E #7 Baudette, MN 56623.
          (2) 414 Hamilton E #6 Baudette, MN 56623.
          (3) 412 Hamilton E #5 Baudette, MN 56623.
          (4) 410 Hamilton E #4 Baudette, MN 56623.
  (i) Expiration.--The authority to convey the covered property under 
this section shall expire on the date that is 4 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act.
  (j) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be construed 
to affect or limit the application of or obligation to comply with any 
Federal environmental requirement, including section 120(h) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)).

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 3030, the Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act, 
as amended, directs the Commandant of the of the Coast Guard to 
convey certain property from the United States to the City of 
Baudette, Minnesota at fair market value for use as affordable 
public housing or as infrastructure that serves as a public 
benefit to the City of Baudette, Minnesota.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    On April 24, 1953 Clark Dodds Lumber Company, a Minnesota 
Corporation existing under the laws of the State of Minnesota, 
sold the Baudette housing properties to the United States of 
America for $3,000.00. The property was under the custody and 
control of the Air Force. On August 24, 1981, the Air Force 
transferred custody and control of the property to the Coast 
Guard.
    In accordance with the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 
2010, the Coast Guard is in the process of divesting property, 
deemed excess to housing mission requirements, in Baudette, 
Minnesota for fair market value. The Coast Guard received the 
property through a transfer from the Air Force in 1981. The 
property in 1981 consisted of eight family housing units on 
2.48 acres. The property being divested by the Coast Guard 
includes four properties including all buildings, structures, 
utilities, and miscellaneous facilities on the land.

                                HEARINGS

    No hearings were held on H.R. 3030

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On July 10, 2015, Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) 
introduced H.R. 3030, Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance 
Act.
    On March 1, 2016, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider H.R. 3030, and 
ordered the bill, as amended, reported favorably to the House 
of Representatives by voice vote with a quorum present.
    Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN) offered an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute that kept the intent of the 
underlying bill, but modified the text to conform to the format 
used by the Committee for land conveyance bills the Committee 
has supported.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against. There were no recorded votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 3030. A motion to order H.R. 3030, 
as amended, reported favorably to the House was agreed to by 
voice vote with a quorum present.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 3030, as amended, 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, March 15, 2016.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 3030, the Baudette 
Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Sarah Puro.
            Sincerely,
                                         Robert A. Sunshine
                                        (For Keith Hall, Director).
    Enclosure.

H.R. 3030--Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act

    H.R. 3030 would require the United States Coast Guard 
(USCG) to sell four properties to the city of Baudette, 
Minnesota, for their fair market value and would impose 
conditions on the use of those properties. According to the 
USCG, the homes affected by the legislation are currently 
vacant, do not generate any rental income for the agency, and 
have a total appraised value of $271,000. H.R. 3030 would 
require the purchaser of the properties to use them for 
affordable housing to benefit the city. CBO expects that those 
restrictions would reduce the fair market value of the 
properties.
    Because enacting H.R. 3030 could reduce direct spending by 
increasing receipts to the government, pay-as-you-go procedures 
apply. However, CBO estimates that the proceeds from the sale 
would be insignificant. Enacting the bill would not affect 
revenues.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3030 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
    H.R. 3030 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would benefit the city of Baudette. Any costs incurred by the 
city would be voluntary.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Sarah Puro. The 
estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.

                    PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goals and objectives of this legislation are to 
authorize the Coast Guard to convey excess property to be used 
for affordable public housing or as infrastructure that 
benefits the City of Baudette, Minnesota.

                          ADVISORY OF EARMARKS

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to section 3(g) of H. Res. 5, 114th Cong. (2015), 
the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 3030, as amended, 
establishes or reauthorizes a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another federal program, a program 
that was included in any report from the Government 
Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of 
Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a program 
identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance.

                  DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTED RULE MAKINGS

    Pursuant to section 3(i) of H. Res. 5, 114th Cong. (2015), 
the Committee estimates that H.R. 3030, as amended, directs no 
rule makings.

                       FEDERAL MANDATE STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        PREEMPTION CLARIFICATION

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 3030, as amended, 
does not preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No new advisory committees within the meaning of section 
5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation, as amended.

                  APPLICABILITY OF LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation, as amended, does 
not relate to the terms and conditions of employment or access 
to public services or accommodations within the meaning of 
section 102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act 
(Public Law 104-1).

               SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION

Section 1. Short title

    Section 1 provides that the short title of this Act is to 
be cited as the ``Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance 
Act''.

Section 2. Conveyance of certain properties in the City of Baudette, 
        Minnesota

    Section 2(a) authorizes the Commandant to convey to the 
City of Baudette, Minnesota all right, title, and interest of 
the United States in the property described in subsection (c) 
for fair market value as determined by the City of Baudette, 
Minnesota and approved by the Commandant.
    Section 2(b) establishes the conditions for conveyance so 
that the covered property will be used as affordable housing or 
for infrastructure that provides a public benefit to the City.
    Section 2(c) defines the covered property to be conveyed.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 3030 makes no changes in existing law.

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