H.R. 3902, the District of Columbia Special Election Reform Act

April 27, 2012
Cost Estimate


As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on April 25, 2012

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3902 would have no effect on the federal budget. The bill would change the period of time during which the Board of Elections of the District of Columbia is required by law to hold a special election to fill a vacancy in the following positions: Chairman of the Council, Council Member, Mayor, and Attorney General. H.R. 3902 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 3902 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.

On February 14, 2012, CBO provided a cost estimate for H.R. 3902, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on February 7, 2012. The two versions of the legislation are similar and their costs are identical.