H.R. 3563, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2012

April 16, 2012
Cost Estimate


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.