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Passed House amended (12/15/2000)

Computer Crime Enforcement Act - Directs the Office of Justice Programs to make a grant to each State to be used for programs to: (1) assist State and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing criminal laws relating to computer crime and in educating the public to prevent and identify computer crime; (2) educate and train State and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors to conduct investigations and forensic analyses of evidence and prosecutions of computer crime; (3) 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 crimes; and (4) 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 multi-jurisdictional task forces.

Requires a State, to be eligible to receive a grant, to provide assurances to the Attorney General that the State has: (1) laws in effect that penalize computer crime; (2) made an assessment of the State and local resource needs; and (3) a plan for coordinating the programs funded under this Act with other federally funded technical assistant and training programs.

Sets the Federal share of a grant at up to 90 percent, subject to a waiver. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Attorney General to use amounts made available under this Act for grants to Indian tribes.