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PUBLIC LAW 106-517—NOV. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 2407 Public Law 106-517 106th Congress An Act To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to clarify the procedures and conditions for the award of matching grants for the purchase of armor vests. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 'Bulletproof Vest Partnership SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the Grant Act of 2000". SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that— (1) the number of law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty would significantly decrease if every law enforcement officer in the United States had the protection of an armor vest; (2) according to studies, between 1985 and 1994, 709 law enforcement officers in the United States were killed in the line of duty; (3) the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that the risk of fatality to law enforcement officers while not wearing an armor vest is 14 times higher than for officers wearing an armor vest; (4) according to studies, between 1985 and 1994, bulletresistant materials helped save the lives of more than 2,000 law enforcement officers in the United States; and (5) the Executive Committee for Indian Country Law Enforcement Improvements reports that violent crime in Indian country has risen sharply, despite a decrease in the national crime rate, and has concluded that there is a "public safety crisis in Indian country". SEC. 3. MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ARMOR VESTS. (a) MATCHING FUNDS. —Section 2501(f) of part Y of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 379611(f)) is amended— (1) by striking "The portion" and inserting the following: "(1) IN GENERAL. — The portion"; (2) by striking "subsection (a)" and all that follows through the period at the end of the first sentence and inserting "subsection (a)— "(A) may not exceed 50 percent; and "(B) shall equal 50 percent, if— Nov. 13, 2000 [S. 2413] Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 2000. 42 USC 3711 note. 42 USC 3796// note.