Text: H.R.764 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 106-177 (03/10/2000)
[106th Congress Public Law 177]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 106-177
To <<NOTE: Mar. 10, 2000 - [H.R. 764]>> reduce the incidence of child
abuse and neglect, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE I--THE <<NOTE: Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act. Inter-
governmental relations.>> CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
SEC. 101. SHORT <<NOTE: 42 USC 3711 note.>> TITLE.
This title may be cited as the ``Child Abuse Prevention and
SEC. 102. GRANT PROGRAM.
Section 102(b) of the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998
(42 U.S.C. 14601(b)) is amended by striking ``and'' at the end of
paragraph (15), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (16) and
inserting ``; and'', and by adding after paragraph (16) the following:
``(17) the capability of the criminal justice system to
deliver timely, accurate, and complete criminal history record
information to child welfare agencies, organizations, and
programs that are engaged in the assessment of risk and other
activities related to the protection of children, including
protection against child sexual abuse, and placement of children
in foster care.''.
SEC. 103. USE OF FUNDS UNDER BYRNE GRANT PROGRAM FOR CHILD PROTECTION.
Section 501(b) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3751) is amended--
(1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (25);
(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (26) and
inserting a semicolon; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``(27) enforcing child abuse and neglect laws, including
laws protecting against child sexual abuse, and promoting
programs designed to prevent child abuse and neglect; and
``(28) establishing or supporting cooperative programs
between law enforcement and media organizations, to collect,
record, retain, and disseminate information useful in the
identification and apprehension of suspected criminal
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SEC. 104. CONDITIONAL ADJUSTMENT IN SET ASIDE FOR CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS
UNDER THE VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT OF 1984.
(a) In General.--Section 1402(d)(2) of the Victims of Crime Act of
1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601(d)(2)) is amended--
(1) by striking ``(2) The first $10,000,000'' and inserting
``(2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the first
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(B)(i) For any fiscal year for which the amount deposited
in the Fund is greater than the amount deposited in the Fund for
fiscal year 1998, the $10,000,000 referred to in subparagraph
(A) plus an amount equal to 50 percent of the increase in the
amount from fiscal year 1998 shall be available for grants under
``(ii) Amounts available under this subparagraph for any
fiscal year shall not exceed $20,000,000.''.
(b) Interaction With Any Cap.--Subsection <<NOTE: 42 USC 10601
note.>> (a) shall be implemented so that any increase in funding
provided thereby shall operate notwithstanding any dollar limitation on
the availability of the Crime Victims Fund established under the Victims
of Crime Act of 1984.
TITLE II--JENNIFER'S LAW <<NOTE: Jennifer's Law. Law enforcement and
crime. Grants. Inter- governmental relations.>>
SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE. <<NOTE: 42 USC 14661 note.>>
This title may be cited as ``Jennifer's Law''.
SEC. 202. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED. <<NOTE: 42 USC 14661.>>
The Attorney General is authorized to provide grant awards to States
to enable States to improve the reporting of unidentified and missing
SEC. 203. ELIGIBILITY. <<NOTE: 42 USC 14662.>>
(a) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant award under this
title, a State shall submit an application at such time and in such form
as the Attorney General may reasonably require.
(b) Contents.--Each <<NOTE: Reports. Records.>> such application
shall include assurances that the State shall, to the greatest extent
(1) report to the National Crime Information Center and when
possible, to law enforcement authorities throughout the State
regarding every deceased unidentified person, regardless of age,
found in the State's jurisdiction;
(2) enter a complete profile of such unidentified person in
compliance with the guidelines established by the Department of
Justice for the National Crime Information Center Missing and
Unidentified Persons File, including dental records, DNA
records, x-rays, and fingerprints, if available;
(3) enter the National Crime Information Center number or
other appropriate number assigned to the unidentified person on
the death certificate of each such unidentified person; and
(4) retain all such records pertaining to unidentified
persons until a person is identified.
SEC. 204. USES OF FUNDS. <<NOTE: 42 USC 14663.>>
A State that receives a grant award under this title may use such
funds received to establish or expand programs developed to improve the
reporting of unidentified persons in accordance with
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the assurances provided in the application submitted pursuant to section
SEC. 205. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. <<NOTE: 42 USC 14664.>>
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title
$2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002.
Approved March 10, 2000.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 764 (S. 1750):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-360 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
Vol. 145 (1999):
Oct. 5, considered and passed House.
Nov. 19, considered and passed
Vol. 146 (2000):
Feb. 1, House concurred in Senate