Assigned to MAPS & APPROP                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR COMMITTEE
ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Sixth Legislature, First Regular Session
appropriations; crime victim notification fund
Appropriates $7,600,000 from the state General Fund (state GF) to the Law Enforcement Crime Victim Notification Fund (Fund) in FY 2024 and appropriates $400,000 to the State Treasurer in FY 2024 to pay for any costs associated with the Fund, including reimbursing law enforcement agencies that submit a valid claim of software costs.
The Fund is administered by the State Treasurer and
consists of legislative appropriations. Monies
in the fund are subject to legislative appropriation and may be used by law
enforcement agencies in Arizona to fund software that enables the
county-and-or-city-based deployment of an automated crime victim notification
system to a user base consisting of law enforcement agencies.  The
automated crime victim notification system must meet certain requirements as
outlined and a vendor of any software that meets the requirements must have
previously deployed a solution for a city police department, sheriff's office
and prosecutor's office. The previously deployed solutions could have been
deployed in Arizona, in a different state or a combination of both. Law
enforcement agencies that implement software meeting the outlined requirements
may submit a request for reimbursement of the software costs to the State
Treasurer. The State Treasurer must reimburse valid claims for reimbursement on
a first-come, first-served basis (A.R.S.
S.B. 1244 appropriates $7,600,00 from the state GF to the Fund in FY 2024, and appropriates $400,000 from the state GF to the State Treasurer in FY 2024.
1.   Appropriates $7,600,000 from the state GF in FY 2024 to the Fund to then be appropriated to the State Treasurer to reimburse valid reimbursement claims as outlined on a first come first serve basis.
2.   Appropriates $400,000 from the state GF in FY 2024 to the State Treasurer to evaluate, certify and pay for any costs associated with the Fund.
3.   Specifies that the appropriations are for use in FYs 2024 and 2025.
4.   Exempts the appropriations from lapsing until July 1, 2025.
5.   Allows law enforcement agencies that implement valid software for crime victim notification to submit a request to the State Treasurer for a grant, rather than a reimbursement, to pay for the software costs.
6.   Makes a technical change.
7.   Becomes effective on the general effective date.
Prepared by Senate Research
February 13, 2023