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  650.020.  Operation payback — reimbursement for crime tips — rules. — 1.  A program to be called "Operation Payback" is hereby established within the department of public safety.  Subject to appropriation, "operation payback" may upon request by a crime tip organization, reimburse such organization up to two hundred fifty dollars per reward paid by the organization for a drug-related crime tip involving the sale or manufacture of methamphetamine that leads to a methamphetamine seizure.

  2.  A crime tip organization is a community-based partnership between the community, law enforcement and the media to work together in the community's fight against crime by encouraging citizens via cash rewards and anonymity to provide law enforcement information leading to the arrest of criminals.

  3.  The director of the department of public safety may authorize expenditures to reimburse a crime tip organization if such organization satisfies the following requirements:

  (1)  The organization must demonstrate that it has an active board of directors including at least one representative of the community's municipal or county law enforcement agency;

  (2)  The organization must be registered with the department of public safety prior to application for funds; and

  (3)  The organization must provide documentation of payment for a drug-related tip involving the sale or manufacture of methamphetamine and proof that the tip led to a methamphetamine and proof that the tip led to a methamphetamine seizure.

  4.  Under no circumstance may a crime tip organization receive more than five thousand dollars during any fiscal year.

  5.  The department of public safety shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the administration of this section, pursuant to chapter 536 and section 650.005.


(L. 1998 H.B. 1147, et al. § 7)

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