2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Computer Crime Investigation Pilot Project (language only)

Item 432 #3c

Item 432 #3c

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 321, after line 37, insert:
"L.  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 approved by the U.S. Congress for computer crime investigation should be available to the states. 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 Department of State Police but, due to a significant growth in computer crimes, the Department currently has a backlog in responding to local requests for assistance.)