H.R. 1274, State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act

H.R. 1274 would require the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Commerce to make available to states the data those departments use as the basis for each listing determination made under the Endangered Species Act. Such determinations are required to be based on the best scientific and commercial data available. H.R. 1274 would clarify that such data includes information provided by state, local, and tribal governments. Using information from the affected departments, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant effect on the federal budget.

Enacting H.R. 1274 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1274 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

H.R. 1274 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

Source: http://www.cbo.gov/publication/53382

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