42 U.S. Code § 5119 - Reporting child abuse crime information
In each State, an authorized criminal justice agency of the State shall report child abuse crime information to, or index child abuse crime information in, the national criminal history background check system. A criminal justice agency may satisfy the requirement of this subsection by reporting or indexing all felony and serious misdemeanor arrests and dispositions.
An authorized agency of a State shall maintain close liaison with the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse for the exchange of technical assistance in cases of child abuse.
The Attorney General shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, publish an annual summary of each State’s progress in reporting child abuse crime information to the national criminal history background check system.
This subchapter, referred to in subsec. (b)(1)(B), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 103–209, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2490, which is classified generally to this subchapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1993 Amendment note set out under section 5101 of this title and Tables.
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–322, § 320928(b), inserted at end “A criminal justice agency may satisfy the requirement of this subsection by reporting or indexing all felony and serious misdemeanor arrests and dispositions.”
Subsec. (b)(2)(A). Pub. L. 103–322, § 320928(i), substituted “5 years after” for “3 years after”.
Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 103–322, § 320928(h), substituted “2 years” for “1 year”.
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