August 13, 2012
As reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on June 21, 2012
S. 250 would authorize the appropriation of nearly $1.5 billion over the 2013-2017 period, mostly for Department of Justice (DOJ) programs to enhance the analysis of DNA samples relating to criminal investigations. Under current law, $388 million of that total is already authorized to be appropriated.
Assuming appropriation of the newly authorized amounts (about $1.1 billion), CBO estimates that implementing S. 250 would cost $622 million over the 2013-2017 period and $450 million after 2017. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.
S. 250 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.