SB 1047 - Subject to appropriation, the Department of Public Safety shall create a program to distribute grants to multijurisdictional Internet cyber crime law enforcement task forces and law enforcement agencies. The grants shall be awarded and used to pay the salaries of newly hired detectives and computer forensic personnel working whose focus is investigating internet sex crimes against children and to provide funding for the training of such personnel. Such funding for a training program may be used to cover the travel expenses of those persons participating in such program.
A panel is hereby established in the department to award grants under this program and shall be comprised of the following members:
(1) The director of the Department of Public Safety, or his or her designee;
(2) An employee of the Department of Public Safety who shall appointed by the director;
(3) Two members shall be appointed by the director of the Department of Public Safety from a list of six nominees submitted by the Missouri Police Chiefs' Association;
(4) Two members shall be appointed by the director of the Department of Public Safety from a list of six nominees submitted by the Missouri Sheriffs' Association;
(5) One member of the House of Representatives who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House; and
(6) One member of the Senate who shall appointed by the President pro tem.
Certain non-state employee panel members shall serve four-year terms.
Local matching amounts are required for such task forces and law enforcement agencies to receive grants awarded by the panel. Such amounts shall be determined by the state appropriations process or by the panel. The panel may make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the need for additional resources or appropriations.
The provisions of this act shall sunset 6 years after the effective date.
This act is similar to provisions of TAT/CCS/SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1698 et al (2006).
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE