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                                                     Calendar No. 148
115th Congress     }                                    {      Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session       }                                    {     115-111

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   TO DESIGNATE A MOUNTAIN IN THE JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS OF THE SIERRA 
                    NATIONAL FOREST AS ``SKY POINT''

                                _______
                                

                 June 14, 2017.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

        Ms. Murkowski, from the Committee on Energy and Natural 
                   Resources, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 381]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to which was 
referred the bill (H.R. 381) to designate a mountain in the 
John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as ``Sky 
Point,'' having considered the same, reports favorably thereon 
without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.

                                PURPOSE

    The purpose of H.R. 381 is to designate a mountain in the 
John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as ``Sky 
Point.''

                          BACKGROUND AND NEED

    H.R. 381 honors Marine Staff Sergeant Sky Mote, who was 
killed in Afghanistan on August 10, 2012. The bill would 
designate a mountain peak in the John Muir Wilderness, under 
which the Mote family gathered to camp every year, as ``Sky 
Point.''
    Sky Mote enlisted in the Marine Corps upon graduation from 
Union Mine High School in El Dorado, California. Staff Sergeant 
Mote's nine years of service included a deployment to Iraq and 
two deployments to Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Mote was awarded 
the Navy Cross, the Purple Heart, the Navy-Marine Corps 
Commendation Medal, a Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two 
Combat Action Ribbons, and three Good Conduct Medals.

                          LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

    H.R. 381 was introduced in the House of Representatives by 
Representative McClintock on January 9, 2017, and referred to 
the Committee on Natural Resources. On January 30, 2017, the 
House of Representatives agreed to the bill by a voice vote. 
H.R. 381 was received in the Senate on January 31, 2017, and 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
    In the 114th Congress, Representative McClintock introduced 
a similar measure, H.R. 979, on February 13, 2015. The 
Committee on Natural Resources reported the bill on April 15, 
2015 (H. Rept. 114-81) and the House of Representatives agreed 
to the bill by voice vote on June 1, 2015. H.R. 979 was 
received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Natural Resources on June 2, 2015.
    The measure was also included in S. 2012, the North 
American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, the 
House amendment to the Senate-passed S. 2012, the Energy Policy 
Modernization Act, which passed the House on May 25, 2016.
    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met in open 
business session on March 30, 2017, and ordered H.R. 381 
favorably reported.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, in open 
business session on March 30, 2017, by a voice vote of a quorum 
present, recommends that the Senate pass H.R. 381.

                      SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS

Section 1. Findings

    Section 1 contains Congressional findings providing a 
narrative of Staff Sergeant Mote's life and military heroism 
during battle in Afghanistan.

Section 2. Sky Point

    Section 2(a) designates the mountain in the John Muir 
Wilderness, as described by its respective coordinates, as 
``Sky Point.''
    Subsection (b) requires all laws, maps, and other official 
documentation to reference the mountain as ``Sky Point.''

                   COST AND BUDGETARY CONSIDERATIONS

    The following estimate of the costs of this measure has 
been provided by the Congressional Budget Office:
    H.R. 381 designates a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness 
of the Sierra National Forest as ``Sky Point,'' as ordered 
reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources on March 30, 2017.
    CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no 
significant effect on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not 
increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of 
the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    H.R. 381 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Jeff LaFave.

                      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.R. 381. The bill is not a regulatory measure in 
the sense of imposing Government-established standards or 
significant economic responsibilities on private individuals 
and businesses.
    No personal information would be collected in administering 
the program. Therefore, there would be no impact on personal 
privacy.
    Little, if any, additional paperwork would result from the 
enactment of H.R. 381, as ordered reported.

                   CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING

    H.R. 381, as ordered reported, does not contain any 
congressionally directed spending items, limited tax benefits, 
or limited tariff benefits as defined in rule XLIV of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate.

                        EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

    Executive Communications for H.R. 381 were not requested by 
the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in the 115th 
Congress.

                        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 the bill as ordered 
reported.

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