H.R. 3765 would require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on public accommodations for persons with disabilities. The bill would authorize DOJ to develop a course of training for professionals who specialize in the provision of such access. The bill also would direct the federal Judiciary to encourage the use of alternative mediation procedures to resolve claims of architectural barriers to access of public accommodations.
Based on an analysis of information from DOJ, CBO estimates that the new programs in H.R. 3765 would cost about $15 million over the 2017-2021 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary funds. Most of those costs would be for personnel to implement and operate the new programs. In addition, based on information from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, we estimate that there would be no significant costs to the federal judiciary under the bill.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3765 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 3765 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.