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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2172 state and local governments.

State and local governments.

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

(b) A Crime victim compensation program is an eligible crime victim compensation program for the purposes of this section if— (1) such program is operated by a State and offers compensation to victims of crime and survivors of victims of crime for— (A) medical expenses attributable to a physical injury resulting from compensable crime, including expenses for mental health counseling and care; (B) loss of wages attributable to a physical injury resulting from a compensable crime; and (C) funeral expenses attributable to a death resulting from a compensable crime; (2) such program promotes victim cooperation with the reasonable requests of law enforcement authorities; (3) such State certifies that grants received under this section will not be used to supplant State funds otherwise available to provide crime victim compensation; (4) such program, as to compensable crimes occurring within the State, makes compensation awards to victims who are nonresidents of the State on the basis of the same criteria used to make awards to victims who are residents of such State; (5) such program provides compensation to victims of crimes occurring within such State that would be compensable crimes, but for the fact that such crimes are subject to Federal jurisdiction, on the same basis that such program provides compensation to victims of compensable crimes; and (6) such program provides such other information and assurances related to the purposes of this section as the Attorney General may reasonably require. (c) A State Crime victim compensation program in effect on the date grants may first be made under this section shall be deemed an eligible crime victim compensation program for the purposes of this section until the day after the close of the first regular session of the legislature of that State that begins after such date. (d) As used in this section— (1) the term "property damage" does not include damage to prosthetic devices or dental devices; (2) the term "medical expenses" includes, to the extent provided under the eligible crime victim compensation program, expenses for dental services and devices and prosthetic devices and for services rendered in accordance with a method of healing recognized by the law of the State; (3) the term "compensable crime" means a crime the victims of which are eligible for compensation under the eligible crime victim compensation program; and (4) the term "State" includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any other possession or territory of the United States. CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE

State and local governments. Grants. 42 USC 10603.

SEC. 1404. (a)(1) Subject to the availability of money in the Fund, the Attorney General shall make an annual grant from any portion Qf ^^g Fund not used for grants under section 1403 with respect to a particular fiscal year, and after any deduction under subsection (c), to the chief executive of each State for the financial support of eligible crime victim assistance programs. (2) Such chief executive shall—