H.R. 6062, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2012

July 26, 2012
Cost Estimate


As ordered reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary on July 18, 2012

H.R. 6062 would authorize the appropriation of $800 million annually over the 2013-2017 period for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program in the Department of Justice. (In 2012, the Congress appropriated $470 million for such grants, which support criminal justice systems at the state, local, and tribal level.)

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 6062 would cost about $2.7 billion over the 2013-2017 period and $1.3 billion in subsequent years. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.

H.R. 6062 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.