STATE CRIME LAB CAPACITY ACT/FUNDS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 352 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 19, 2015
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO ENABLE THE STATE CRIME LABORATORY TO MEET LAW ENFORCEMENT DEMANDS AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC.
Intro. by Stein, Apodaca, Rabon.

Status: Re-ref Com On Appropriations/Base Budget (Senate Action) (Mar 25 2015)
S 352

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 19 2015 - More information

    Appropriates $1,023,635 for the 2015-16 fiscal year and $1,023,635 for the 2016-17 fiscal year from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to provide a 10% salary increase for the following positions in the State Crime Laboratory: (1) forensic scientist I, (2) forensic scientist II, (3) forensic scientist III, (4) forensic scientist supervisor, and (5) forensic scientist manager. 

    Appropriates $1,820,782 for the 2015-16 fiscal year and $716,234 for the 2016-17 fiscal year in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to analyze up to 6,030 pending cases, address the toxicology backlog, and support private laboratory expert testimony costs.

    Appropriates $578,177 in nonrecurring funds for the 2016-17 fiscal year from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to fund start-up equipment for the Western Regional Crime Laboratory.

    Appropriates $251,117 for the 2015-16 fiscal year and $330,504 for the 2016-17 fiscal year from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to hire six lab technicians.

    Appropriates $250,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2015-16 fiscal year from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to contract for private training of new uncertified forensic DNA scientists.

    Effective July 1, 2015.


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