2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Computer Crime Investigation Pilot Project (language only)

Item 465 #1h

Item 465 #1h

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 418, after line 15, insert:
"M.  From such federal funds as are available, the Department of Criminal Justice Services is authorized to make a grant of up to $100,000 in the second year to the City of Lynchburg Police Department for a computer-crime investigation pilot project."

(This amendment provides authorization for the Department of Criminal Justice Services to make a grant to the Lynchburg Police Department to establish a computer-crime investigation unit. Federal funding that was recently approved by the U.S. Congress for computer crime investigation should be available to the states in federal fiscal year 2001. This funding will enable Lynchburg to hire a computer-crime specialist to focus on crimes related to child exploitation, fraud and network intrusion. These services are currently provided to localities by the State Police but, due to a significant growth in computer crimes, the State Police currently has a backlog in responding to local requests for assistance.)