H.R. 3796, Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2012

Cost Estimate
July 30, 2012

As ordered reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary on July 18, 2012

H.R. 3796 would authorize the appropriation of about $69 million annually over the 2013-2017 period mostly for Department of Justice programs to assist state and local governments to manage and track sex offenders. The Congress appropriated about $20 million for fiscal year 2012 for similar activities.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3796 would cost $298 million over the 2013-2017 period. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.

H.R. 3796 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.