H.R. 5766 would direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a working group to develop, in collaboration with public and private stakeholders, recommendations for enhancing the security of public areas of transportation facilities. The bill also would authorize the secretary to provide technical assistance to owners and operators of surface transportation systems and facilities and specify a variety of administrative and reporting requirements.
Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5766 would cost $23 million over the 2019-2022 period. 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. 5766 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 5766 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).