H.R. 1580, a bill to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance

Cost Estimate
May 2, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on April 17, 2013

H.R. 1580 would affirm the policy of the United States to preserve and advance a multistakeholder model to govern the Internet. Such a model, currently in practice, involves groups drawn from civil society, the private sector, governments, academic and research communities, as well as national and international organizations.

Based on information from the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would not have an effect on spending subject to appropriation because the workloads of those agencies would not be affected. Further, enacting H.R. 1580 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 1580 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.