H.R. 5037 would amend the District of Columbia (D.C.) Code to permit the relevant authorities to establish a program to offer incentive payments to certain nonjudicial employees of the D.C. courts and the D.C. Public Defender Service for voluntarily separating from their positions. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 5037 would increase direct spending for retirement annuities and related health benefits by $1 million in fiscal year 2017 and by $7 million over the 2017-2026 period. In addition, assuming the appropriation of the necessary funds, CBO estimates that the separation payments would increase discretionary outlays by $3 million over the 2017-2026 period.
Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect direct spending.
CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 5037 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.