As ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 17, 2018
On May 9 and May 17, 2018, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce ordered 59 bills to be reported related to the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic. Because of the large number of related bills ordered reported by the Committee, CBO is publishing a single comprehensive document that includes estimates for each piece of legislation.
H.R. 5752, the Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act of 2018, would amend the Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's seizure powers and enhance its authority to detain, refuse, seize, or destroy illegal products offered for import. The legislation would subject more people to debarment under the FDCA and thus increase the potential for violations, and subsequently, the assessment of civil penalties, which are recorded in the budget as revenues. CBO estimates that those collections would result in an insignificant increase in revenues. Because H.R. 5752 would prohibit the importation of drugs that are in the process of being scheduled, it also could reduce amounts collected in customs duties. CBO anticipates that the result would be a negligible decrease in revenues. With those results taken together, CBO estimates, enacting H.R. 5752 would generate an insignificant net increase in revenues over the 2019-2028 period.
H.R. 5752 would increase authorization levels, but CBO has not completed estimates of amounts. All authorizations would be subject to future appropriation action.