November 19, 2013
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on October 31, 2013
S. 822 would authorize the appropriation of nearly $1.5 billion over the 2014-2018 period, mostly for Department of Justice (DOJ) programs to enhance the analysis of DNA samples relating to criminal investigations. Under current law, $194 million of that total is already authorized to be appropriated.
Assuming appropriation of the newly authorized amounts (about $1.3 billion), CBO estimates that implementing S. 822 would cost $791 million over the 2014-2018 period and $475 million after 2018. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.
S. 822 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.