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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Victim notification program. Establishes the automated victim notification system within the department of correction and permits a crime victim to register for the system by telephone. Provides that the system automatically notifies a registered crime victim by telephone when a committed offender's status changes or when the offender is released or has escaped. Allows a crime victim to obtain the most recent status of an offender by calling the automated system. Requires the department to update the automated victim notification system frequently. Provides that there is no cause of action based on the system's failure to notify. Requires the criminal justice institute to transfer $500,000 to the department of correction for the start up costs of the automated victim notification system.