Text: H.R.2816 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 106-572 (12/28/2000)
[106th Congress Public Law 572]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
COMPUTER CRIME ENFORCEMENT ACT
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Public Law 106-572
To establish a grant program to assist <<NOTE: Dec. 28, 2000 - [H.R.
2816]>> State and local law enforcement in deterring, investigating, and
prosecuting computer crimes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in <<NOTE: Computer Crime Enforcement
Act.>> Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 3711 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Computer Crime Enforcement Act''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 42 USC 3713.>> STATE GRANT PROGRAM FOR TRAINING AND
PROSECUTION OF COMPUTER CRIMES.
(a) In General.--Subject to the availability of amounts provided in
advance in appropriations Acts, the Office of Justice Programs shall
make a grant to each State, which shall be used by the State, in
conjunction with units of local government, State and local courts,
other States, or combinations thereof in accordance with subsection (b).
(b) Use of Grant Amounts.--Grants under this section may be used to
establish and develop programs to--
(1) assist State and local law enforcement agencies in
enforcing State and local criminal laws relating to computer
(2) assist State and local law enforcement agencies in
educating the public to prevent and identify computer crime;
(3) educate and train State and local law enforcement
officers and prosecutors to conduct investigations and forensic
analyses of evidence and prosecutions of computer crime;
(4) assist State and local law enforcement officers and
prosecutors in acquiring computer and other equipment to conduct
investigations and forensic analysis of evidence of computer
(5) facilitate and promote the sharing of Federal law
enforcement expertise and information about the investigation,
analysis, and prosecution of computer crimes with State and
local law enforcement officers and prosecutors, including the
use of multijurisdictional task forces.
(c) Assurances.--To be eligible to receive a grant under this
section, a State shall provide assurances to the Attorney General that
(1) has in effect laws that penalize computer crime, such as
criminal laws prohibiting--
(A) fraudulent schemes executed by means of a
computer system or network;
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(B) the unlawful damaging, destroying, altering,
deleting, removing of computer software, or data
contained in a computer, computer system, computer
program, or computer network; or
(C) the unlawful interference with the operation of
or denial of access to a computer, computer program,
computer system, or computer network;
(2) an assessment of the State and local resource needs,
including criminal justice resources being devoted to the
investigation and enforcement of computer crime laws; and
(3) a plan for coordinating the programs funded under this
section with other federally funded technical assistant and
training programs, including directly funded local programs such
as the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant program (described
under the heading ``Violent Crime Reduction Programs, State and
Local Law Enforcement Assistance'' of the Departments of
Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related
Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998 (Public Law 105-119)).
(d) Matching Funds.--The Federal share of a grant received under
this section may not exceed 90 percent of the costs of a program or
proposal funded under this section unless the Attorney General waives,
wholly or in part, the requirements of this subsection.
(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--
(1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated to
carry out this section $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001
(2) Limitations.--Of the amount made available to carry out
this section in any fiscal year not more than 3 percent may be
used by the Attorney General for salaries and administrative
(3) Minimum amount.--Unless all eligible applications
submitted by any State or unit of local government within such
State for a grant under this section have been funded, such
State, together with grantees within the State (other than
Indian tribes), shall be allocated in each fiscal year under
this section not less than 0.75 percent of the total amount
appropriated in the fiscal year for grants pursuant to this
section, except that the United States Virgin Islands, American
Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands each shall be
allocated 0.25 percent.
(f ) Grants to Indian Tribes.--Notwithstanding any other provision
of this section, the Attorney General may use amounts
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made available under this section to make grants to Indian tribes for
use in accordance with this section.
Approved December 28, 2000.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2816 (S. 1314):
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
Dec. 15, considered and passed House and Senate.