May 10, 2012
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on December 8, 2011
S. 1763 would amend various laws and programs related to violence against Native American women. The legislation would expand grants to tribal governments and tribal coalitions for programs to strengthen criminal justice and law enforcement capabilities related to violence against women. Additionally, S. 1763 would expand penalties for certain violent crimes.
Based on information from the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior, CBO estimates that implementing S. 1763 would cost $192 million over the 2012-2017 period, subject to appropriation of the necessary funds.
Enacting S. 1763 also would affect direct spending and revenues because those prosecuted and convicted under the bill could be subject to criminal fines; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Criminal fines are recorded as revenues, deposited in the Crime Victims Fund, and later spent. CBO expects that any additional revenues and direct spending would not be significant because of the small number of cases likely affected.
S. 1763 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.