The bill establishes the preventing identity-based violence grant program to provide grants for programs that focus on building strong communities and preventing acts of violence that threaten human life or critical infrastructure , venues, or key resources in which actors or groups intentionally target a discernible population of individuals
or venue in a manner that poses a threat to homeland security (identity-based violence). A project funded with a grant award must build awareness for the prevention and intervention of identity-based violence within Colorado communities; strengthen local collaboration and capabilities for prevention and intervention of identity-based violence; or build sustainable support for the prevention and intervention of identity-based violence.
A project must not infringe on individual privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. A grant recipient that is not a law enforcement agency is prohibited from collecting or maintaining intelligence information about an individual or group, association, corporation, business partnership, or other organization. A law enforcement agency must comply with federal regulations regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of intelligence information learned by the agency though a program funded with a grant award. The bill requires the general assembly to annually appropriate one million dollars to implement the program.
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(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)