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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Police department budgets. Requires a police department of a county, city, or town (unit) to report crime data to the criminal justice division of the state police department (current law only requires the reporting of crime data if requested by the division). Prohibits a unit from reducing the police department's budget except in one of the following circumstances: (1) A unit that has a shortfall in property tax revenue within the two calendar years preceding the most recent certified budget and decreases the budgets of all of its departments by the same percentage for the ensuing year. (2) A unit's Police department budgets. Requires a police department of a county, city, or town (unit) to report crime data to the criminal justice division of the state police department (current law only requires the reporting of crime data if requested by the division). Prohibits a unit from reducing the police department's budget except in one of the following circumstances: (1) A unit that has a shortfall in property tax revenue within the two calendar years preceding the most recent certified budget and decreases the budgets of all of its departments by the same percentage for the ensuing year. (2) A unit's violent crime decreases each year during the five years preceding the current year, for a total decrease in violent crime of at least 20% over the five year period. ... View more