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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-157—DEC. 27, 1979

93 STAT. 1209

ate United States district court. Such court may grant as relief any temporary restraining order, preliminary or permanent injunction, or other order, as necessary or appropriate to insure the full enjoyment of the rights described in this section, including the suspension, termination, or repayment of such funds made available under this title as the court may deem appropriate, or placing any further such funds in escrow pending the outcome of the litigation. "(4)(A) Whenever a State government or unit of local government, or any officer or employee thereof acting in an official capacity, has engaged or is engaging in any act or practice prohibited by this subsection, a civil action may be instituted after exhaustion of administrative remedies by the person aggrieved in an appropriate United States district court or in a State court of general jurisdiction. Administrative remedies shall be deemed to be exhausted upon the expiration of sixty days after the date the administrative complaint was filed with the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics or any other administrative enforcement agency, unless within such period there has been a determination by the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics or the agency on the merits of the complaint, in which case such remedies shall be deemed exhausted at the time the determination becomes final. "(B) In any civil action brought by a private person to enforce compliance with any provision of this subsection, the court may grant to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney fees, unless the court determines that the lawsuit is frivolous, vexatious, brought for harassment purposes, or brought principally for the purpose of gaining attorney fees, "(C) In any action instituted under this section to enforce compliance with paragraph (1), the Attorney General, or a specially designated assistant for or in the name of the United States, may intervene upon timely application if he certifies that the action is of general public importance. In such action the United States shall be entitled to the same relief as if it had instituted the action.

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"REPORT TO PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS

"SEC. 816. (a) On or before March 31 of each year, the Administra- 42 USC 3789e. tor of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration shall report to the President and to the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and House of Representatives on activities pursuant to parts D, E, F, ^"-te, pp. 1179, and G during the preceding fiscal year. Such report shall include— ^^^^' ^^^^' ^^^^• "(1) a description of the progress made in accomplishing the objectives of such parts; "(2) a description of the national priority programs and projects established pursuant to part E; "(3) the amounts obligated under parts D, E, and F for each of the components of the criminal justice system; "(4) the nature and number of jurisdictions which expended funds under part D on national priority programs or projects established pursuant to part E, and the percentage of part D funds expended by such jurisdictions on such programs or projects; "(5) a summary of the major innovative policies and programs for reducing and preventing crime recommended by the Administration during the preceding fiscal year in the course of providing technical and financial aid and assistance to State and local governments pursuant to this title;