Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 3371: Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009 [open pdf - 25KB]
"H.R. 3371 would establish several new procedural requirements and policies related to aviation safety. Assuming appropriation of the necessary funds, [Congressional Budget Office (CBO)] estimates that implementing the bill would cost $15 million over the 2010-2014 period. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending but could result in additional revenues from civil penalties and regulatory fees. CBO estimates, however, that any such amounts would be negligible. H.R. 3371 contains intergovernmental and private-sector mandates, as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA), because it would impose new requirements on certain public and private entities that employ pilots. CBO estimates that the aggregate cost of intergovernmental mandates in the bill would fall below the annual threshold established in UMRA ($69 million in 2009, adjusted annually for inflation). In addition, the bill would impose private-sector mandates on certain commercial air carriers and sellers of air carrier tickets. Because the cost of complying with some of those mandates would depend on future regulations, CBO cannot determine whether the aggregate cost to comply with the private-sector mandates in the bill would exceed the annual threshold established in UMRA ($139 million in 2009, adjusted annually for inflation)."
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