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SB18-059 Public Safety Information-sharing System

Criminal Justice | Privacy & Technology
Bill Number: SB18-059
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: D. Pabon/R. Fields

Description:

The bill creates the law enforcement information-sharing grant
program (grant program) within the division of homeland security and
emergency management (division). The grant program shall provide a
grant to a consortium of at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the state
for the purpose of operating and maintaining a law enforcement
information-sharing system.

The bill requires the executive director of the department of public
safety to promulgate rules for the administration of the grant program. At
a minimum, the rules must specify the time frames for applying for
grants, the form of the grant program application, and the time frames for
distributing grant money. In determining whether to award a grant, the
division shall consider:
• The applicant’s capacity to serve law enforcement agencies
statewide;
• The applicant’s ability to operate and maintain a law
enforcement information-sharing system; and
• The applicant’s ability to make necessary investments in a
law enforcement information-sharing system.
The bill creates the law enforcement information-sharing grant
program fund (fund) and directs the general assembly to appropriate $1.9
million to the fund from the marijuana tax cash fund for the 2018-19
fiscal year.


Current Status:

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/11/2018)



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