SENATE BILL REPORT
AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 1991
Brief Description: Requiring local governments to prepare a criminal justice plan.
SPONSORS:Senators Talmadge, Skratek and A. Smith.
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LAW & JUSTICE
Staff: Richard Rodger (786‑7461)
Hearing Dates:February 27, 1991
In 1990, the Legislature passed legislation which provided financial assistance to local governments. The funds were designated for the assistance of the local criminal justice systems. The Legislature encouraged the cities and counties to coordinate strategies against crime and to use multijurisdictional approaches to solve problems.
It is suggested that the local governments should provide be required to file a plan with the state, a description of their current activities, projected allocation of criminal justice resources, efforts to coordinate strategies, and evidence of planning with community participation.
Local governments are required to file a criminal justice plan with the department of community development describing their: (1) current activities, (2) projected allocation of criminal justice resources, (3) efforts to coordinate strategies, and (4) evidence of planning with community participation.
The new section expires July 1, 1994.
Fiscal Note: none requested