42 U.S. Code § 16981 - Pilot program for monitoring sexual offenders
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(a) Sex offender monitoring program
(1) Grants authorized
(A) In general
The Attorney General is authorized to award grants (referred to as “Jessica Lunsford and Sarah Lunde Grants”) to States, local governments, and Indian tribal governments to assist in—
The Attorney General shall award grants under this section for a period not to exceed 3 years.
(A) In general
Each State, local government, or Indian tribal government desiring a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Attorney General may reasonably require.
Each application submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall—
In making grants under this section, the Attorney General shall ensure that different approaches to monitoring are funded to allow an assessment of effectiveness.
(c) Authorization of appropriations
(1) In general
There are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2007 through 2009 to carry out this section.
Not later than September 1, 2010, the Attorney General shall report to Congress—
(B) comparing the cost effectiveness of the electronic monitoring to reduce sex offenses compared to other alternatives; and
Source(Pub. L. 109–248, title VI, § 621,July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 633; Pub. L. 110–400, § 4(a),Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4227.)
2008—Subsec. (a)(1)(C). Pub. L. 110–400, § 4(a), amended subpar. (C) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (C) set minimum standards for electronic monitoring units used in the pilot program.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment