H.R. 1003 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. 1003 would increase direct spending for retirement annuities and related health benefits by $1 million in fiscal year 2018 and $7 million over the 2018-2027 period. In addition, because those agencies are funded by federal appropriations, CBO estimates that the separation payments would increase discretionary outlays by $3 million over that same period, assuming availability of the necessary funds.
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 2028.
H.R. 1003 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.