42 U.S. Code § 16984 - Grants for fingerprinting programs for children
(a) In general
The Attorney General shall establish and implement a program under which the Attorney General may make grants to States, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in accordance with this section.
(b) Use of grant amounts
A grant made to a State, unit of local government, or Indian tribal government under subsection (a) shall be distributed to law enforcement agencies within the jurisdiction of such State, unit, or tribal government to be used for any of the following activities:
(1) To establish a voluntary fingerprinting program for children, which may include the taking of palm prints of children.
(2) To hire additional law enforcement personnel, or train existing law enforcement personnel, to take fingerprints of children.
(3) To provide information within the community involved about the existence of such a fingerprinting program.
Fingerprints of a child derived from a program funded under this section—
(d) Criminal penalty
Any person who uses the fingerprints of a child derived from a program funded under this section for any purpose other than the purpose described in subsection (c)(1) shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than 1 year, a fine under title 18, or both.