Public Law 106-393 106th Congress
In October 2000, Congress passed Public Law 106-393 entitled "Secure Rural
Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000" which stabilized
federal payments to states for funding schools and roads. The new law
commonly referred to as Payments to States replaces and fundamentally
changes the way the Forest Service has been returning a portion of its
annual receipts to jurisdictions falling within national forest boundaries
("the 25 percent fund").