H.R. 5422 would amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 by changing the source of funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline. That hotline helps victims of severe forms of human trafficking communicate with providers of shelter, transportation, legal, health, and other services. Under current law, funding for the hotline comes from the Department of Justice. H.R. 5422 would authorize funds from the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for these purposes, but would not change the authorization level for the hotline.
Enacting H.R. 5422 would have no budgetary effect. Because enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 5422 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 5422 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.