S. 2577 would authorize the appropriation of about $121 million annually over the 2017-2021 period, mostly for grant programs administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to assist victims of crime and to enhance the analysis of DNA samples relating to criminal investigations. The bill also would require DOJ and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to prepare reports on certain criminal justice issues. Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 2577 would cost $418 million over the 2017-2021 period.
Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues. CBO estimates that enacting S. 2577 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
S. 2577 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.