S. 822, Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
November 19, 2013

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on October 31, 2013

S. 822 would authorize the appropriation of nearly $1.5 billion over the 2014-2018 period, mostly for Department of Justice (DOJ) programs to enhance the analysis of DNA samples relating to criminal investigations. Under current law, $194 million of that total is already authorized to be appropriated.

Assuming appropriation of the newly authorized amounts (about $1.3 billion), CBO estimates that implementing S. 822 would cost $791 million over the 2014-2018 period and $475 million after 2018. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.

S. 822 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.