Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 134, Violent Content Research Act of 2013 [open pdf - 19KB]
This is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on July 30, 2013. From the Document: "S. 134 would direct the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Department of Health and Human Services to request the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study to determine whether exposure to violent video games and programming has a harmful effect on children's behavior that can be distinguished from other factors. S. 134 also would direct the agencies to request the NAS to make a report on the results of the study available to each agency as well as the Congress. Based on information from the NAS, CBO estimates that implementing the provisions of S. 134 would cost $850,000 over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts."
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