42 U.S. Code § 3796aa–3 - Review of applications

(a) Eligibility for grants
An applicant is eligible to receive a grant under this subchapter if—
(1) the applicant certifies and the Director determines that there is in effect in the State a law that permits the closed-circuit televising and video taping of testimony of children in criminal proceedings for the violation of laws relating to the abuse of children;
(2) the applicant certifies and the Director determines that State law meets the following criteria:
(A) the judges determination that a child witness will be traumatized by the presence of the defendant must be made on a case-by-case basis;
(B) the trauma suffered must be more than de minimis;
(C) the child witness must give his/her statements under oath;
(D) the child witness must submit to cross-examination; and
(E) the finder of fact must be permitted to observe the demeanor of the child witness in making his or her statement and the defendant must be able to contemporaneously communicate with his defense attorney; and
(3) the Director determines that the application submitted under section 3796aa–1 of this title or amendment to such application is consistent with the requirements of this chapter.
(b) Applications deemed approved
Each application or amendment made and submitted for approval to the Director pursuant to section 3796aa–2 of this title shall be deemed approved, in whole or in part, by the Director not later than 60 days after first received unless the Director informs the applicant of specific reasons for disapproval.
(c) Reconsideration of applications
The Director shall not finally disapprove any application, or any amendment thereto, submitted to the Director under this section without first affording the applicant reasonable notice and opportunity for reconsideration.

Source

(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 1404, as added Pub. L. 101–647, title II, § 241(a)(2),Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4811; amended Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, § 40156(c)(4),Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1923.)
Amendments

1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(A)(i), (vii), substituted “An applicant is eligible to receive a grant under this subchapter if—” for “The Bureau shall provide financial assistance to each State applicant under section 3796aa–1 of this title to provide equipment and personnel training for the closed-circuit televising and video taping of the testimony of children in criminal proceedings for the violation of laws relating to the abuse of children, upon determining that” in introductory provisions and designated concluding provisions as subsec. (b). See below.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(A)(ii), substituted “the applicant certifies and the Director determines that there is in effect in the State” for “there is in effect in such State”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(A)(iii), in introductory provisions substituted “the applicant certifies and the Director determines that State law meets” for “such State law shall meet”.
Subsec. (a)(2)(E). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(A)(iv), which directed the insertion of “and” at the end of “subparagraph (E)”, without indicating which paragraph of subsec. (a) was to be amended, was executed by making the insertion at end of par. (2)(E) to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(A)(v), inserted “the Director determines that” before “the application” and substituted a period for “; and” at end.
Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(A)(vi), struck out par. (4) which read as follows: “before the approval of such application and any amendment thereto the Bureau has made an affirmative finding in writing that such equipment and personnel training has been reviewed in accordance with section 3796aa–2 of this title.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(A)(vii), (viii), designated concluding provisions of subsec. (a) assubsec. (b) and substituted “the Director” for “the Bureau” wherever appearing. Former subsec. (b) redesignated (c).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–322, § 40156(c)(4)(B), redesignatedsubsec. (b), relating to reconsideration of applications, as (c) and substituted “The Director” for “The Bureau”.
Transfer of Functions

Effective Aug. 1, 2000, all functions of Director of Bureau of Justice Assistance, other than those enumerated in section 3742 (3) to (6) of this title, transferred to Assistant Attorney General for Office of Justice Programs, see section 1000(a)(1) [title I, § 108(b)] of Pub. L. 106–113, set out as a note under section 3741 of this title.

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