Text: H.R.1292 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/04/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1292


To amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to establish a National White Collar Crime Center grants program for purposes of improving the identification, investigation, and prosecution of certain criminal conspiracies and activities and terrorist conspiracies and activities.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2009

Mr. Scott of Virginia (for himself, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Forbes, and Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to establish a National White Collar Crime Center grants program for purposes of improving the identification, investigation, and prosecution of certain criminal conspiracies and activities and terrorist conspiracies and activities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Authorization and expansion of National White Collar Crime Center.

(a) In general.—Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711 et seq.) is amended—

(1) by redesignating part JJ, as added by section 952 of Public Law 110–315 (relating to Loan Repayment for Prosecutors and Public Defenders), as part LL, and moving such part so that such part follows part KK;

(2) in part LL, as so redesignated and moved by paragraph (1), by redesignating section 3001 as section 3021; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new part:

“PART MMNational White Collar Crime Center grants

“SEC. 3031. Establishment of grants program.

“(a) Authorization.—The Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance is authorized to make grants and enter into contracts with State and local criminal justice agencies and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of improving the identification, investigation, and prosecution of certain criminal activities.

“(b) Certain criminal activities defined.—For purposes of this part, the term ‘certain criminal activity’ means a criminal conspiracy or activity or a terrorist conspiracy or activity that spans jurisdictional boundaries, including the following:

“(1) Terrorism.

“(2) Economic crime, including financial fraud and mortgage fraud.

“(3) High-tech crime, also known as cybercrime or computer crime, including internet-based crime against children and child pornography.

“(c) Criminal justice agency defined.—For purposes of this part, the term ‘criminal justice agency’, with respect to a State or a unit of local government within such State, includes a law enforcement agency, a State regulatory body with criminal investigative authority, and a State or local prosecution office to the extent that such agency, body, or office, respectively, is involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of certain criminal activities.

“SEC. 3032. Authorized programs.

“Grants and contracts awarded under this part may be made only for the following programs, with respect to the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of certain criminal activities:

“(1) Programs to provide a nationwide support system for State and local criminal justice agencies.

“(2) Programs to assist State and local criminal justice agencies to develop, establish, and maintain intelligence-focused policing strategies and related information sharing.

“(3) Programs to provide training and investigative support services to State and local criminal justice agencies to provide such agencies with skills and resources needed to investigate and prosecute such criminal activities and related criminal activities.

“(4) Programs to provide research support, to establish partnerships, and to provide other resources to aid State and local criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and prosecute such criminal activities and related problems.

“(5) Programs to provide information and research to the general public to facilitate the prevention of such criminal activities.

“(6) Programs to establish National training and research centers regionally, including within Virginia, Texas, and Michigan, to provide training and research services for State and local criminal justice agencies.

“(7) Any other programs specified by the Attorney General as furthering the purposes of this part.

“SEC. 3033. Application.

“To be eligible for an award of a grant or contract under this part, an entity shall submit to the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance an application in such form and manner, and containing such information, as required by the Director.

“SEC. 3034. Rules and regulations.

“The Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out this part, including rules and regulations for submitting and reviewing applications under section 3033.”.

(b) Authorization of appropriation.—Section 1001(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3793) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(26) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out part MM—

“(A) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2010;

“(B) $28,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;

“(C) $31,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;

“(D) $34,000,000 for fiscal year 2013;

“(E) $37,000,000 for fiscal year 2014; and

“(F) $40,000,000 for fiscal year 2015.”.