H.R. 3503 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to evaluate the effectiveness of information systems and the deployment of department personnel at fusion centers, which are supported by DHS and facilitate information sharing among federal, state, and local authorities. The bill also would require the department to establish a program to provide access to certain classified information for state and local personnel at fusion centers. Based on information from DHS, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3503 would cost about $1 million in fiscal year 2016, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.
Because enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3503 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2026.
H.R. 3503 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.