September 20, 2012
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on September 19, 2012
S. 1440 would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to expand, intensify, and coordinate activities to reduce the prevalence of preterm labor and delivery and to improve the care and treatment of preterm infants. Those activities would be implemented by the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Enacting S. 1440 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, implementing S. 1440 would increase discretionary spending. However, CBO has not completed an estimate of the legislation’s impact on discretionary spending.
The bill would not impose intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.