U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act
The Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), also commonly referred to as the “Baca Act”, was passed by Congress and signed into law on July 25, 2000 (P.L. 106-248). The FLTFA was originally authorized for a 10 year period and first expired July 24, 2010. On July 29, 2010, Congress passed an emergency supplemental appropriations bill which extended FLTFA for one year to expire July 25, 2011.
As of October, 2011, FLTFA has not been reauthorized but a reauthorization bill has been sent to the U.S. Senate for a full vote. The bill, if approved and signed into law, would reauthorize the FLTFA until July 25, 2021.
FLTFA directed that revenues generated from FLTFA sales be split between the respective State (4%) for educational purposes or for the construction of public roads, and a special account (96%) available to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture for acquisition of land in certain federally designated areas, and for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the sale program.