H.R. 3902, District of Columbia Special Election Reform Act

Cost Estimate
February 14, 2012

Cost estimate for the bill as ordered reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on February 7, 2012

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3902 would have no effect on the federal budget. The bill would change the window of time during which the Board of Elections of the District of Columbia is required by law to hold a special election to fill a vacancy in the following positions: Chairman of the Council, Council Member, Mayor, and Attorney General. H.R. 3902 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 3902 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.

The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Matthew Pickford. This estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.