2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Levine
Body-Worn Camera Systems for Local Law Enforcement

Item 398 #5h

Item 398 #5h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Criminal Justice Services FY2017 $5,000,000 FY2018 $5,000,000 GF

Page 337, line 9, strike "$80,006,361" and insert "$85,006,361".
Page 337, line 9, strike "$80,006,361" and insert "$85,006,361".

Page 338, after line 31, insert:

"9.a. Out of this appropriation, $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the second year from the general fund to be allocated to cover 50 percent of the costs of body-worn camera systems by local law enforcement entities. No locality should be entitled to more than 25 percent of the total amount, and the Department shall take into account population, need, geographic distribution, and whether or not the locality has instituted a body-worn camera policy in the past, with no discrimination against those localities which have previously instituted a body-worn camera policy.

b. Collections of asset forfeiture funds appropriated in Item 397 of this Act that are not obligated for other purposes shall be provided to offset the Commowealth's share the local purchase of body cameras by local law enforcement."


(This amendment provides $5 million each year for DCJS to distribute to local law enforcement agencies to reimburse up to 50 percent of the cost of body-worn cameras.)