S. 1793, Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
May 29, 2014

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on April 9, 2014

S. 1793 would establish a new grant program to assist state and local governments in carrying out activities related to prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning. The bill would authorize the appropriation of $2 million per year for fiscal years 2015 through 2019 to provide grants to carry out the activities specified in the bill. The activities would include purchasing and installing compliant carbon monoxide alarms, training state or local officials for fire code enforcement, developing training materials, and educating the public about the risks of carbon monoxide.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 1793 would cost about $10 million over the 2015-2019 period. Enacting S. 1793 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

S. 1793 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.