H.R. 68 would authorize the appropriation of $25 million annually over the 2018-2022 period for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants to state and local governments for programs to strengthen the juvenile justice system, including programs to combat bullying in schools.
Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 68 would cost $50 million over the 2017-2021 period. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because enacting it would not affect direct spending or 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.
H.R. 68 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act; any costs to state, local, or tribal governments would result from complying with conditions of federal assistance.