CBO estimates that implementing S. 178 would cost $21 million over the 2018-2022 period for programs in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat abuse of the elderly, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.
Enacting the bill could affect revenues and associated direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, we estimate that any such effects would be insignificant in any year and over the 2017-2027 period.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 178 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 178 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.