2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 46 - Justice System Improvement (Sections 3701 - 3797ee-1)
Subchapter XII-H - Grants to Combat Violent Crimes Against Women (Sections 3796gg - 3796gg-11)
Sec. 3796gg-5 - Costs for criminal charges and protection orders

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 46 - JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT
SUBCHAPTER XII-H - GRANTS TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN
Sec. 3796gg-5 - Costs for criminal charges and protection orders
Containssection 3796gg-5
Date2014
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 90-351, title I, §2011, formerly §2006, as added Pub. L. 103-322, title IV, §40121(a)(3), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1915; amended Pub. L. 106-386, div. B, title I, §1101(b)(1), Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1492; renumbered §2011, Pub. L. 107-273, div. A, title IV, §402(2), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1789; Pub. L. 108-405, title III, §310(b), Oct. 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 2276; Pub. L. 113-4, title I, §101(5), Mar. 7, 2013, 127 Stat. 69.
Statutes at Large References108 Stat. 1915
114 Stat. 1492
116 Stat. 1789
118 Stat. 2276
127 Stat. 69
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 90-351, Public Law 103-322, Public Law 106-386, Public Law 107-273, Public Law 108-405, Public Law 113-4

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42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-5 (2014)
§3796gg–5. Costs for criminal charges and protection orders(a) In general

A State, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government, shall not be entitled to funds under this subchapter unless the State, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government—

(1) certifies that its laws, policies, and practices do not require, in connection with the prosecution of any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking offense, or in connection with the filing, issuance, registration, modification, enforcement, dismissal, withdrawal or service of a protection order, or a petition for a protection order, to protect a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, that the victim bear the costs associated with the filing of criminal charges against the offender, or the costs associated with the filing, issuance, registration, modification, enforcement, dismissal, withdrawal or service of a warrant, protection order, petition for a protection order, or witness subpoena, whether issued inside or outside the State, tribal, or local jurisdiction; or

(2) gives the Attorney General assurances that its laws, policies and practices will be in compliance with the requirements of paragraph (1) within the later of—

(A) the period ending on the date on which the next session of the State legislature ends; or

(B) 2 years after October 28, 2000.

(b) Redistribution

Funds withheld from a State, unit of local government, or Indian tribal government under subsection (a) of this section shall be distributed to other States, units of local government, and Indian tribal government, respectively, pro rata.

(c) Definition

In this section, the term "protection order" has the meaning given the term in section 2266 of title 18.

(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, §2011, formerly §2006, as added Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, §40121(a)(3), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1915; amended Pub. L. 106–386, div. B, title I, §1101(b)(1), Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1492; renumbered §2011, Pub. L. 107–273, div. A, title IV, §402(2), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1789; Pub. L. 108–405, title III, §310(b), Oct. 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 2276; Pub. L. 113–4, title I, §101(5), Mar. 7, 2013, 127 Stat. 69.)

AMENDMENTS

2013—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 113–4 inserted "modification, enforcement, dismissal, withdrawal" after "registration," in two places and ", dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking" after "felony domestic violence" and substituted "victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking" for "victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault".

2000—Pub. L. 106–386, §1101(b)(1)(A), in section catchline, substituted "Costs" for "Filing costs" and inserted "and protection orders" after "charges".

Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 106–386, §1101(b)(1)(B)(i), added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1) which read as follows: "certifies that its laws, policies, and practices do not require, in connection with the prosecution of any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence offense, that the abused bear the costs associated with the filing of criminal charges against the domestic violence offender, or the costs associated with the issuance or service of a warrant, protection order, or witness subpoena; or".

Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 106–386, §1101(b)(1)(B)(ii), substituted "2 years after October 28, 2000" for "2 years".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–386, §1101(b)(1)(C), added subsec. (c).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2013 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 113–4 not effective until the beginning of the fiscal year following Mar. 7, 2013, see section 4 of Pub. L. 113–4, set out as a note under section 2261 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

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