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Oversight Hearing on "Payments in Lieu of Taxes"
Friday, October 14, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FOREST AND PUBLIC LANDS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Friday, October 14, 2011
10:00 a.m.





OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "Payments in Lieu of Taxes"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Pamela K. Haze
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition
Department of Interior

M. Lynne Corn, Ph.D.
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy
Congressional Research Service -RSI
Library of Congress

Ryan M. Yonk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice
Southern Utah University
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

The hearing will examine the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, which is administered by the Department of the Interior (DOI). The PILT program was established in 1976 to compensate local governments for lost property tax revenues on non-taxable federally owned land. County budgets are drafted with the expectation that DOI will distribute PILT funds on time, directly to local governments to help pay for vital programs such as road construction, schools, local law enforcement and fire departments. According to the Congressional Research Service, in Fiscal Year 2011 the PILT program covered 606.9 million acres, or about 94% of all federal land. Full funding of PILT is set to expire in fiscal year 2012.

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