H.R. 3530, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2014

Cost Estimate
May 13, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary on April 30, 2014

H.R. 3530 would authorize the appropriation of $25 million annually over the 2015-2019 period for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide grants to states and other recipients aimed at improving the enforcement of laws against human trafficking and to assist victims of such crimes. The bill also would establish levels of funding for 2016 through 2020 for DOJ’s Crime Victims Fund.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3530 would cost $125 million over the 2015-2024 period. We estimate that enacting the bill would not change total direct spending over the 2015-2024 period; it would reduce such spending during the 2016-2021 period and increase it over the subsequent years. We also estimate that bill would have an insignificant effect on revenues. Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect direct spending and revenues.

H.R. 3530 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.