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Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Chafin
Integrated Criminal Justice Portal Study (language only)

Item 392 #1s

Item 392 #1s

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 349, after line 28, insert:
"The Department of Criminal Justice shall study the feasibility of implementing an integrated criminal justice system web portal for the purpose of disseminating information to federal, state and local criminal justice agencies.  Such a web portal would be intended to provide real time access to information residing in the data systems of the respective agencies participating in the web portal, through a single secure point of entry.  The department shall consider the experience of other states in implementing web portals, the potential for improving the sharing of information in Virginia's criminal justice system, the potential for supporting the costs for such a web portal through agency fees, and the costs, benefits, potential revenues, and time frames for implementing such a system.  A preliminary report, including the department's initial findings and recommendations, shall be presented to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1, 2015.

(This amendment directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to study the costs and benefits of establishing an integrated criminal justice web portal as an efficient mechanism for disseminating critical information to local, state and federal criminal justice agencies.)