Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Crime Victims Compensation Act. Provides that "crime of violence" includes: (i) posting identifying or graphic information on a pornographic Internet site or possessing graphic information with pornographic material; and (ii) non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images. Specifies that "pecuniary loss" means appropriate expenses (instead of expenses) for psychiatric care or counseling. Provides that a law enforcement agency within this State shall, within 15 days of receipt of a written request, provide the Attorney General's office with the law enforcement agency's full written report of the investigation of the crime for which an application for compensation has been filed. Provides that the law enforcement agency shall not redact any information from the report. Provides that within 15 days of receipt of the request, a law enforcement agency shall respond to a written request from the Attorney General's office for additional information necessary to assist the Bureau in making a recommendation for compensation. Provides that records that are obtained by the Attorney General's office shall not be disclosed to the public, including the applicant, by the Attorney General's office. Provides that the records, while in the possession of the Attorney General's office, are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Makes a corresponding change in the Freedom of Information Act.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes language providing that the law enforcement agency shall not redact any information from the report. Provides instead that the law enforcement agency may redact the following from the report: names of confidential sources and informants; locations from which law enforcement conduct surveillance; and information related to issues of national security the law enforcement agency provided to or received from the United States Department of Homeland Security or another federal law enforcement agency. Provides that the Attorney General's office and a law enforcement agency may agree to the redaction of other information in the report or to the provision of necessary information in another format.