Summary: H.R.2850 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/06/1997)

Jennifer's Law Act of 1997 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide for a ten percent reduction (for redistribution to States in compliance) for any State not substantially complying with rules made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to achieve greater ease in cross referencing indexes of missing persons with those of unidentified persons and requiring: (1) immediate reporting by a State's authorities of every unidentified person found in that State's jurisdiction, to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and to the State's law enforcement authorities; (2) the subsequent entry of a complete profile of the unidentified person; (3) the entry of an NCIC or other appropriate number on all unidentified persons' death certificates; and (4) the retention of all such records pertaining to unidentified persons in the NCIC and with appropriate State agencies until the person is identified.

Directs the FBI to issue regulations to ensure compliance, including a requirement that any charge for making available such information not exceed the actual cost of making such information available.