CHAPTER NO. 946

SENATE BILL NO. 2944

By Rochelle, Graves, Gilbert, McNally, Burks, Davis, Harper

Substituted for: House Bill No. 3166

By McMillan, Jackson, McDonald

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 6, and to provide additional funding to the Tennessee Victim/Witness Coordinator Program.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-4-606(3), is amended by deleting the same in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

(3) Forty-three and seventy-one hundredths percent (43.71%) of the proceeds shall be held in the state treasury and allocated as follows:

(A) For fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, seventy-five percent (75%) to the criminal injuries compensation fund and twenty-five percent (25%) to the victims of crime assistance fund created pursuant to  9-4-205; and

(B) For all subsequent fiscal years, seventy-two and one-half percent (72.5%) to the criminal injuries compensation fund and twenty-seven and one-half percent (27.5%) to the victims of crime assistance fund created pursuant to  9-4-205.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-4-606(7)(B), is amended by deleting the same in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

(B) For all subsequent fiscal years through fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, twenty-five percent (25%) to the victims of crime assistance fund created pursuant to  9-4-205 and seventy-five percent (75%) to the criminal injuries compensation fund; and

(C) For all subsequent fiscal years beginning July 1, 1998, twenty-seven and one-half percent (27.5%) to the victims of crime assistance fund created pursuant to  9-4-205 and seventy-two and one-half percent (72.5%) to the criminal injuries compensation fund.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 28, 1998

APPROVED this 11th day of May 1998