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Utah Code Title 67. State Officers and Employees § 67-5-24. Attorney General Crime and Violence Prevention Fund--Use of money--Restrictions--Volunteer task force--Staff

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(1) There is created an expendable special revenue fund known as the Attorney General Crime and Violence Prevention Fund.

(2) The fund shall consist of:

(a) appropriations by the Legislature;

(b) gifts, grants, devises, donations, and bequests of real property, personal property, or services, from any source;  and

(c) money granted by the federal government, or donated or granted by another person, for a purpose described in Subsection (4)(n).

(3)(a) If the donor designates a specific purpose or use for a gift, grant, devise, donation, or bequest provided under Subsection (2)(b), money from the fund shall be used solely for that purpose.

(b) Unless designated for a specific purpose under Subsection (3)(a), money in the fund not restricted to a specific use under federal law shall be used in connection with the activities under Subsection (4).

(c) The attorney general or the attorney general's designee shall authorize the expenditure of fund money in accordance with this section.

(d) The money in the fund may not be used for administrative expenses of the Office of the Attorney General normally provided for by legislative appropriation, except for the purposes described in Subsection (8).

(4) Except as provided under Subsection (3), the fund money shall be used for any of the following activities:

(a) the Amber Alert program;

(b) prevention of crime against seniors;

(c) prevention of domestic violence and dating violence;

(d) programs designed to reduce the supply or demand of illicit or controlled substances;

(e) preventing gangs and gang violence;

(f) Internet safety programs, including Internet literacy for parents;

(g) mentoring Utah partnerships;

(h) suicide prevention programs;

(i) underage alcohol and substance misuse prevention programs;

(j) antipornography programs;

(k) victims assistance programs;

(l) identity theft investigations and prosecutions;

(m) identity theft reporting system database;  or

(n) in relation to the drug disposal program described in Section 67-5-36:

(i) the purchase, operation, or maintenance of a repository in the state;

(ii) the purchase or distribution of a home controlled substance disposal receptacle;

(iii) educating citizens on the lawful and environmentally friendly disposal of a controlled substance;  or

(iv) notwithstanding Subsection (3)(d), if not prohibited by the grantor or donor described in Subsection (2)(b), the costs of administering the drug disposal program, in an amount that does not exceed 10% of the money provided by the grantor or donor.

(5) The state treasurer shall invest the money in the fund under Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management Act, except that all interest or other earnings derived from the fund money shall be deposited in the fund.

(6) The attorney general shall make an annual report to the Legislature regarding the status of the fund, including:

(a) a report on the contributions received, expenditures made, and programs and services funded;  and

(b) if the attorney general establishes a task force under Subsection (7), all activities and programs initiated through the task force.

(7) The attorney general may establish a volunteer task force consisting of representatives from public or private agencies or organizations in the state to address any of the activities described in Subsection (4).

(8) The attorney general may employ necessary support staff to implement and administer the fund and the activities of a task force established under Subsection (7).

Cite this article: - Utah Code Title 67. State Officers and Employees § 67-5-24. Attorney General Crime and Violence Prevention Fund--Use of money--Restrictions--Volunteer task force--Staff - last updated May 05, 2022 |

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