Public Chapter 541
HOUSE BILL NO. 1822
By Representatives Westmoreland, Kent, McDaniel, Davis, Stamps, Pleasant, Newton, Bittle, Lewis, Goins
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1929
By Senators Fowler, McNally, Atchley, Miller, Person, Jordan, Koella, Ramsey, Carter, Gilbert, Elsea, Leatherwood, Crowe, Williams, Cohen
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38, Chapter 6, relative to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38, Chapter 6, Section 102, is amended by adding the following as an appropriately numbered new subsection:
(d) The Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shall cause to be established within the criminal investigation division a criminal intelligence unit (CIU). It shall be the responsibility of the CIU, through the Automated Criminal Intelligence System of Tennessee (ACIST), as well as through criminal investigators assigned to each of the bureau's four regional offices, to gather and maintain criminal intelligence on criminal gang activity. Intelligence collected pursuant to this section shall be reviewed for compliance with Title 28, Part 23.20 of the Code of Federal Regulations and shall be disseminated to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies pursuant to 28 CFR 23.20. The bureau shall analyze all criminal intelligence collected, and shall compile statistical information for dissemination through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and the bureau's annual report.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.