Senate Bill (H)

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Internet crimes investigation fund and fee. Establishes the Internet crimes investigation fund (fund). Requires the state police department (department) to administer the fund and use money in the fund to: (1) pay for costs incurred by the department for training, purchasing equipment, and investigating felonies and misdemeanors that involve the use of the Internet, including crimes against children that involve use of the Internet; and (2) award grants to county, city, and town law enforcement agencies that agree to use the money to investigate Internet crimes against children in accordance with United States Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Internet crimes investigation fund and fee. Establishes the Internet crimes investigation fund (fund). Requires the state police department (department) to administer the fund and use money in the fund to: (1) pay for costs incurred by the department for training, purchasing equipment, and investigating felonies and misdemeanors that involve the use of the Internet, including crimes against children that involve use of the Internet; and (2) award grants to county, city, and town law enforcement agencies that agree to use the money to investigate Internet crimes against children in accordance with United States Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Operational and Investigative Standards. Requires the department to report to the legislative council before November 1, 2017, and before November 1 of each year thereafter concerning the uses of money in the fund and the programs and activities that were paid for by expenditures of money in the fund. Provides that, in each court action in which a person is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, the clerk of the court shall collect an Internet crimes investigation fee (fee) of $10 from the person. Requires the clerk of a court to distribute the fees collected to the auditor of state. Requires the auditor of state to transfer the fees to the fund. Sunsets the Internet crimes investigation court fee on June 30, 2020. ... View more