S. 461 would extend the current authority for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to accept donations of real and personal property, including monetary donations, from federal or nonfederal entities to establish or improve CBP facilities at ports of entry. The bill also would extend the current authority for CBP to enter into agreements to provide customs, agricultural processing, border security, or inspection-related immigration services for a fee that would cover the agency’s costs. The authority to accept donations and enter into fee agreements expires in 2019 under current law; S. 461 would extend those authorities for 10 years after the date of enactment.
Enacting S. 461 could affect direct spending by increasing offsetting receipts from donations and fee agreements as well as the associated direct spending of those funds; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that the net effect on direct spending would be insignificant. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
S. 461 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. Any costs to state, local, and tribal governments from engaging CBP to provide certain services would result from voluntary agreements.