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  70.880.  State grants available to defray costs, eligibility. — 1.  A multijurisdictional antifraud enforcement group which meets the minimum criteria established in this section is eligible to receive state grants to help defray the costs of operation.

  2.  To be eligible for state grants, a MAEG shall:

  (1)  Be established and operating pursuant to intergovernmental contracts written and executed in conformity by law, and involve two or more units of local government;

  (2)  Establish a MAEG policy board composed of an elected official, or a designee, and the chief law enforcement officer from each participating unit of local government to oversee the operations of the MAEG and make such reports to the department of public safety as the department may require;

  (3)  Designate a single appropriate official of a participating unit of local government to act as the financial officer of the MAEG for all participating units of the local government and to receive funds for the operation of the MAEG;

  (4)  Limit its target operation to enforcement of antifraud laws;

  (5)  Cooperate with the department of public safety in order to assure compliance with sections 70.875 to 70.880 and to enable the department to fulfill its duties pursuant to sections 70.875 to 70.880 and supply the department with all information the department deems necessary therefor.

  3.  The department of public safety shall monitor the operations of all MAEG units which receive state grants.  From the moneys appropriated annually, if funds are made available by the general assembly for this purpose, the director shall determine and certify to the auditor the amount of the grant to be made to each designated MAEG financial officer.  No provision of this section shall prohibit funding of multijurisdictional antifraud enforcement groups by sources other than those provided by the general assembly, if such funding is in accordance with and in such a manner as provided by law.

  4.  The director shall report annually, no later than January first of each year, to the governor and the general assembly on the operations of the multijurisdictional antifraud enforcement groups, including a breakdown of the appropriation for the current fiscal year indicating the amount of the state grant each MAEG received or will receive.


(L. 2001 H.B. 80 § 70.833)

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