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APPROPRIATION FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE

             2     
VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

             3     
2002 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Sponsor: Terry R. Spencer

             6      This act appropriates $100,000, as an ongoing appropriation, from the General Fund for
             7      fiscal year 2002-03, to the h [ Utah Criminal Justice Commission ] Utah Commission on Criminal and
             7a      Juvenile Justice h , for sexual violence victim
             8      assistance programs. This act takes effect July 1, 2002.
             9      This act enacts uncodified material.
             10      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             11          Section 1. Intent statement.
             12          It is the intent of the Legislature in appropriating these funds, to render some assistance
             13      with respect to the following concerns:
             14          (1) Sexual violence is a reprehensible crime with dreadful, often long-lasting consequences
             15      to victims.
             16          (2) Sexual violence also has adverse effects on family members of the victim and on the
             17      community as a whole.
             18          (3) Sexual violence continues to constitute a serious crime problem in the state of Utah.
             19          (4) Utah's rape rate is higher than the national rate.
             20          Section 2. Appropriation.
             21          (1) Subject to future budget constraints, there is appropriated, as an ongoing appropriation,
             22      from the General Fund, $100,000 for fiscal year 2002-03, to the h [ Utah Criminal Justice
             23      Commission
] UTAH COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE h
, for sexual violence
             23a      victim assistance programs.
             24          (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the funds be disseminated by the h [ Utah Criminal
             25      Justice Commission
] UTAH COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE h
through grants to


            
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     one or more nonprofit S [ rape recovery centers ]
             25a      ORGANIZATIONS COLLABORATING IN A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM s ,
             25b      to assist
             26      women and children who have been victimized by sexual violence.
             27          (3) The money appropriated in Subsection (1) is nonlapsing.



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         Section 3. Effective date.
             29          This act takes effect July 1, 2002.





Legislative Review Note
    as of 10-10-01 4:04 PM


A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

Committee Note

The Health and Human Services Interim Committee recommended this bill.


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