S. 2920 would amend the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act. It would establish and reauthorize various programs and offices within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Judiciary concerning public safety services to Indian communities.
CBO estimates that implementing S. 2920 would cost $865 million over the 2017-2021 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized and necessary amounts. Enacting the bill could affect direct spending and revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that any such effects would be insignificant.
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. 2920 contains no intergovernmental or private sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would provide a number of benefits to Indian tribes. Any costs to tribal governments would result from complying with conditions of federal assistance.