Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 2084: School Safety and Law Enforcement Improvement Act of 2007   [open pdf - 29KB]

"S. 2084 would authorize the appropriation of about $1.5 billion over the 2008-2013 period, in addition to funding already provided or authorized under current law, for Department of Justice (DOJ) programs to improve safety at schools and college campuses, grants to states to improve systems for maintaining criminal records, and other crime-prevention programs. In addition, CBO estimates that the bill would authorize the appropriation of $19 million over the 2008-2013 period for other school safety programs. Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, we estimate that implementing S. 2084 would cost about $1.1 billion over the 2008-2013 period. Enacting the bill also could affect direct spending and revenues, but we estimate that any such effects would not be significant. This bill contains an intergovernmental mandate as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) because it would expand a current mandate that preempts certain state and local laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons. CBO estimates that the costs, if any, to those governments would be insignificant and well below the annual threshold established in UMRA ($68 million in 2008, adjusted annually for inflation.")

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