H.R. 2228 would require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to submit two reports to the Congress on programs and practices to improve the mental health of law enforcement officers. The bill also would direct DOJ to educate mental health providers about issues facing law enforcement officers, review the effectiveness of crisis hotlines for officers, and research the efficacy of annual mental health checks for those officers. Based on the costs of similar activities, CBO estimates that implementing the bill’s provisions would cost about $1 million in fiscal year 2018, assuming the availability of appropriated funds.
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. 2228 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 2228 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.