US (United States) Code. Title 42. Chapter 140A: Jennifer's Law

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42 USC CHAPTER 140A - JENNIFER'S LAW 01/06/03

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TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 140A - JENNIFER'S LAW

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CHAPTER 140A - JENNIFER'S LAW

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14661. Program authorized.

14662. Eligibility.

(a) Application.

(b) Contents.

14663. Uses of funds.

14664. Authorization of appropriations.

14665. Grants for the assistance of organizations to find

missing adults.

(a) In general.

(b) Regulations.

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42 USC Sec. 14661 01/06/03

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TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

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Sec. 14661. Program authorized

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The Attorney General is authorized to provide grant awards to

States to enable States to improve the reporting of unidentified

and missing persons.

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(Pub. L. 106-177, title II, Sec. 202, Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 36.)

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SHORT TITLE OF 2000 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 106-468, Sec. 1, Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2027, provided

that: "This Act [enacting section 14665 of this title and

provisions set out as a note under section 14665 of this title] may

be cited as 'Kristen's Act'."

SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 106-177, title II, Sec. 201, Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 36,

provided that: "This title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as

'Jennifer's Law'."

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42 USC Sec. 14662 01/06/03

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TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

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Sec. 14662. Eligibility

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(a) Application

To be eligible to receive a grant award under this chapter, a

State shall submit an application at such time and in such form as

the Attorney General may reasonably require.

(b) Contents

Each such application shall include assurances that the State

shall, to the greatest extent possible -

(1) report to the National Crime Information Center and when

possible, to law enforcement authorities throughout the State

regarding every deceased unidentified person, regardless of age,

found in the State's jurisdiction;

(2) enter a complete profile of such unidentified person in

compliance with the guidelines established by the Department of

Justice for the National Crime Information Center Missing and

Unidentified Persons File, including dental records, DNA records,

x-rays, and fingerprints, if available;

(3) enter the National Crime Information Center number or other

appropriate number assigned to the unidentified person on the

death certificate of each such unidentified person; and

(4) retain all such records pertaining to unidentified persons

until a person is identified.

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(Pub. L. 106-177, title II, Sec. 203, Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 36.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 14663 of this title.

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42 USC Sec. 14663 01/06/03

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TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

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Sec. 14663. Uses of funds

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A State that receives a grant award under this chapter may use

such funds received to establish or expand programs developed to

improve the reporting of unidentified persons in accordance with

the assurances provided in the application submitted pursuant to

section 14662(b) of this title.

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(Pub. L. 106-177, title II, Sec. 204, Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 36.)

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42 USC Sec. 14664 01/06/03

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TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

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Sec. 14664. Authorization of appropriations

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There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter

$2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002.

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(Pub. L. 106-177, title II, Sec. 205, Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 37.)

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42 USC Sec. 14665 01/06/03

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TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

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Sec. 14665. Grants for the assistance of organizations to find

missing adults

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(a) In general

The Attorney General may make grants to public agencies or

nonprofit private organizations, or combinations thereof, for

programs -

(1) to assist law enforcement and families in locating missing

adults;

(2) to maintain a national, interconnected database for the

purpose of tracking missing adults who are determined by law

enforcement to be endangered due to age, diminished mental

capacity, or the circumstances of disappearance, when foul play

is suspected or circumstances are unknown;

(3) to maintain statistical information of adults reported as

missing;

(4) to provide informational resources and referrals to

families of missing adults;

(5) to assist in public notification and victim advocacy

related to missing adults; and

(6) to establish and maintain a national clearinghouse for

missing adults.

(b) Regulations

The Attorney General may make such rules and regulations as may

be necessary to carry out this Act.

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(Pub. L. 106-468, Sec. 2, Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2027.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 106-468, Nov. 9,

2000, 114 Stat. 2027, known as Kristen's Act, which enacted this

section and provisions set out as notes under this section and

section 14661 of this title. For complete classification of this

Act to the Code, see Tables.

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CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as part of Kristen's Act, and not as part of

Jennifer's Law which comprises this chapter.

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AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

Pub. L. 106-468, Sec. 3, Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2028, provided

that: "There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this

Act [enacting this section and provisions set out as a note under

section 14661 of this title] $1,000,000 each year for fiscal years

2001 through 2004."

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