Internet crimes against children fund

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Crider’s SB 230 on internet crimes against children fund.  The bill establishes the Internet crimes against children fund and appropriates $2,000,000 from the state general fund to the fund. The bill requires the state police department to administer the fund and use money in the fund to: (1) pay for costs incurred by the department for training and purchasing equipment for the investigation of offenses that involve the use of the Internet in which a child is the alleged victim; and (2) award grants to county, city, and town law enforcement agencies that agree to use the money to investigate Internet crimes against children in accordance with United States Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Operational and Investigative Standards.

The Brownsburg Police Department and the Indianapolis Police Department testified in support of the bill, which passed 7-0.

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