S. Rept. 114-87 1 (2015-07-21)

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                                                         Calendar No. 158
                   114TH CONGRESS                                     REPORT
                      1st Session             SENATE                  114-87






                   A BILL  TO   CURTAIL   THE   USE  OF  CHANGES IN MANDA-
                     TORY   PROGRAMS AFFECTING THE CRIME VICTIMS
                     FUND   TO INFLATE SPENDING



                                    JULY 21, 2015.-Ordered to be printed



                             Mr. ENZI, from the Committee on the Budget,
                                       submitted the following


                                          REPORT

                                          [To accompany S. 1495]
                     The Committee  on the Budget to which was referred the bill (S.
                   1495) to curtail the use of changes in mandatory programs affect-
                   ing the Crime Victims Fund to inflate spending having considered
                   the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and  rec-
                   ommends  that the bill do pass.
                                             CONTENTS
                                                                              Page
                     I. P u rpose  ...........................................................................................................  1
                     II. B ackground  ....................................................................................................  2
                     III.  Legislative  H istory  .........................................................................................  2
                     IV. Section-by-Section  Analysis  .........................................................................  2
                     V . CBO Cost  Estim ate  ......................................................................................  3
                     VI. Regulatory  Im pact Statem ent  .....................................................................  3
                   V II. Public  H earing  .............................................................................................  3
                   V III.  Com m ittee  V ote  ...........................................................................................  4
                   IX. Views of Members of the  Committee  ............................................................  5
                     X. Changes to  Existing  Law  ..............................................................................  8

                                             I. PURPOSE
                     S. 1495, the Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015, modifies the
                   Congressional Budget Act of 1974  and creates a point of order,
                   waivable by three-fifths of Senators duly chosen and sworn, against
                   an appropriations bill, conference report, or amendment which pro-
                   vide, that the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) shall disburse less than
                   the average amount it has collected over the past three completed
                   fiscal years.
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