H.R. 6754 would divide the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit into four administrative divisions—Northern, Middle, Southern, and Circuit. The bill also would authorize five new judgeships and would require the Federal Judicial Center and the Judicial Conference to report to the Congress. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 6754 would cost $26 million over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.
In addition, CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6754 would increase direct spending by $14 million over the 2019-2028 period; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6754 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6754 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.