2017 US Code
Title 34 - Crime Control and Law Enforcement
Subtitle IV - Criminal Records and Information
Chapter 403 - Criminal Justice Identification, Information, and Communication
Subchapter I - Crime Identification Technology
Sec. 40302 - Funding for improvement of criminal records

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Citation 34 U.S.C. § 40302 (2017)
Section Name §40302. Funding for improvement of criminal records
Section Text (1) Grants for the improvement of criminal records

The Attorney General, through the Bureau of Justice Statistics, shall, subject to appropriations and with preference to States that as of November 30, 1993, have the lowest percent currency of case dispositions in computerized criminal history files, make a grant to each State to be used—

(A) for the creation of a computerized criminal history record system or improvement of an existing system;

(B) to improve accessibility to the national instant criminal background system; and

(C) upon establishment of the national system, to assist the State in the transmittal of criminal records to the national system.

(2) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated for grants under paragraph (1) a total of $200,000,000 for fiscal year 1994 and all fiscal years thereafter.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 103–159, title I, §106(b), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1544; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXI, §210603(b), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2074; Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, §603(i)(1), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3504.)

Editorial Notes CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of subsec. (b) of section 106 of Pub. L. 103–159. Subsec. (a) of section 106 of Pub. L. 103–159 amended former section 3759 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Section was enacted as part of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and not as part of the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 which comprises this subchapter.

Section was formerly classified as a note under section 922 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


1996—Par. (2). Pub. L. 104–294, §603(i)(1), amended directory language of Pub. L. 103–322, §210603(b). See 1994 Amendment note below.

1994—Par. (2). Pub. L. 103–322, §210603(b), as amended by Pub. L. 104–294, §603(i)(1), struck out ", which may be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established by section 1115 of title 31, United States Code," after "grants under paragraph (1)".


Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, §603(i)(2), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3504, provided that: "The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending section 210603(b) of Pub. L. 103–322, which amended this section and section 40901 of this title] shall take effect as if the amendment had been included in section 210603(b) of the Act referred to in paragraph (1) [Pub. L. 103–322] on the date of the enactment of such Act [Sept. 13, 1994]."

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 34 - CRIME CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Subtitle IV - Criminal Records and Information
Sec. 40302 - Funding for improvement of criminal records
Contains section 40302
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 107 Stat. 1544
108 Stat. 2074
110 Stat. 3504
Public Law References Public Law 103-159, Public Law 103-322, Public Law 104-294
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