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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

98 STAT. 2177

the Attorney General, may be related to the expenditure of funds received under this chapter. (d) Except as otherwise provided by Federal law, no officer or employee of the Federal Government, and no recipient of sums under this chapter, shall use or reveal any research or statistical information furnished under this chapter by any person and identifiable to any specific private person for any purpose other than the purpose for which such information was obtained in accordance with this chapter. Such information, and any copy of such information, shall be immune from legal process and shall not, without the consent of the person furnishing such information, be admitted as evidence or used for any purpose in any action, suit, or other judicial, legislative, or administrative proceeding. (e) No person shall on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, or sex be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, subjected to discrimination under, or denied employment in connection with, any undertaking funded in whole or in part with sums made available under this chapter. (f) If, after reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing on the record, the Attorney General finds that a State has failed to comply substantially with any provision of this chapter or a rule, regulation, guideline, or procedure issued under this chapter, or an application submitted in accordance with this chapter or the provisions of any other applicable law, the Attorney General shall— (1) terminate payments to such State; (2) suspend payments to such State until the Attorney General is satisfied that such noncompliance has ended; or (3) take such other action as the Attorney General deems appropriate. (h) The Attorney General shall, no later than December 31, 1987, report to the President and to the Congress on the revenue derived from each source described in section 1302 and on the effectiveness of the activities supported under this chapter. The Attorney General may include in such report recommendations for legislation to improve this chapter.


Discrimination, prohibition.

State and local governments.

Report, Ante, p. 2168.


SEC. 1408. (a) Section 4207 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended— (1) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (4); and (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new paragraph: "(5) a statement, which may be presented orally or otherwise, by any victim of the offense for which the prisoner is imprisoned about the financial, social, psychological, and emotional harm done to, or loss suffered by such victim; and". (b) Section 6(a) of the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982 is amended— (1) in the catchline of paragraph (4), by striking out "Major"; (2) in paragraph (4), by striking out "if possible, of judicial proceedings relating to their case, including—" and inserting in lieu thereof "if possible, of^"; and (3) in subparagraph (D) of paragraph (4)— (A) by inserting "and punishment" after "prosecution"; and

Ante, pp. 2027, 2032.

18 USC 1512 note.