S. 250, Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2012

August 13, 2012
Cost Estimate


As reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on June 21, 2012

S. 250 would authorize the appropriation of nearly $1.5 billion over the 2013-2017 period, mostly for Department of Justice (DOJ) programs to enhance the analysis of DNA samples relating to criminal investigations. Under current law, $388 million of that total is already authorized to be appropriated.

Assuming appropriation of the newly authorized amounts (about $1.1 billion), CBO estimates that implementing S. 250 would cost $622 million over the 2013-2017 period and $450 million after 2017. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.

S. 250 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.