As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on September 18, 2014
S. 1690 would authorize the appropriation of $100 million annually over the 2015-2018 period for Department of Justice (DOJ) grant programs and other activities to improve the treatment of inmates and to help offenders reenter communities after they have served their prison sentences. The grants to state and local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit organizations could be used for substance abuse services, educational and mentoring programs, and other activities. The bill also would require DOJ’s Inspector General to conduct audits of grant recipients.
Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 1690 would cost about $300 million over the 2015-2019 period. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.
S. 1690 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.