S. 2941 would direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve the weather data collection efforts of its Cooperative Observer Program by broadening participation, expanding the availability of data-gathering equipment, and adding observation stations throughout the country.
CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $9 million over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 2941 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
S. 2941 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.