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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 4002, Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015   [open pdf - 93KB]

This is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary on November 18, 2015. From the Document: "CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4002 would cost about $1 million in fiscal year 2017 and less than $500,000 annually thereafter; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Enacting the bill also could affect direct spending and revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that any such effects would be insignificant in each year. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4002 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027. H.R. 4002 would require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and maintain an inventory of all federal criminal offenses and to make that information available to the public. Based on information from DOJ and the costs of similar activities, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4002 would cost about $1 million in fiscal year 2017 and less than $500,000 annually thereafter. H.R. 4002 also would establish a default requirement regarding state of mind, for federal criminal offenses that do not already include such a requirement; prosecutors would need to demonstrate that those offenses were committed knowingly. Currently, successful prosecution of some federal crimes requires proof of the defendant's criminal intent when the crime occurred."

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2016-06-22
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