Summary: H.R.1652 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (03/17/2021)

VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021

This bill adds a new source of revenue for the Crime Victims Fund and makes changes to formula grants supported by the fund.

Specifically, the bill directs revenues collected from deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements to be deposited into the Crime Victims Fund. Currently, such revenues are deposited into the general fund of the Treasury.

Additionally, the bill increases the percentage—from 60% to 75%—of state compensation payments to crime victims in the prior fiscal year used to calculate formula grants for state victim compensation programs.

Finally, the bill directs states to waive the matching requirement for recipients of state victim assistance formula grants during and for one year after a pandemic-related national emergency. It also allows states to waive the matching requirement pursuant to a policy established by the state.