As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on January 30, 2014
S. 1410 would amend federal law to reduce prison sentences for certain drug offenses. Based on information provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ), CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would reduce the cost of incarcerating offenders and would lead to a reduction in DOJ spending of $4 billion over the 2015-2024 period, assuming total future appropriations are reduced consistent with the projected reduction in prison population under S. 1410.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 1410 would result in about 250,000 prisoners being released from federal prisons earlier than they would under current law over the 2015-2024 period. CBO expects that many of those individuals also would receive certain federal benefits sooner than they otherwise would be eligible to receive them. Consequently, CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would increase direct spending by about $1 billion and would reduce revenues by $42 million over the 2015-2024 period. Pay-as-you-go procedures apply to this legislation because it would affect direct spending and revenues.
S. 1410 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.