The Department of Justice (DOJ) makes grants to state and local governments to assist with the collection and analysis of DNA samples taken from crime scenes. S. 1766 would make several changes to current law mostly affecting the allocation and permitted use of such grants. Appropriations for the grants are authorized through 2019 and those changes would not affect those authorized amounts; therefore, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would not affect federal spending.
Because enacting S. 1766 would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting S. 1766 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 1766 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.