April 16, 2012
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security on March 28, 2012
H.R. 3563 would authorize appropriations totaling $67 million over the 2013-2017 period for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to modernize the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS), a system for issuing nationwide alerts regarding emergency situations. The bill
also would establish a committee to develop and submit recommendations for continuing and improving the system. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3563 would result in discretionary spending totaling $38 million over the next five years and $29 million in subsequent years after 2017, assuming appropriation of the specified amounts.
Enacting this legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 3563 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.