Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/164

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110 STAT. 1321-17 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 not later than 3 years after such State submits an appHcation to the Attorney General, to provide that persons convicted of a part 1 violent crime serve not less than 85 percent of the sentence imposed (without counting time not actually served, such as administrative or statutory incentives for good behavior); or "(3) in the case of a State that on the date of enactment of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996, practices indeterminate sentencing with regard to any part 1 violent crime— "(A) persons convicted of a part 1 violent crime on average serve not less than 85 percent of the prison term established under the State's sentencing and release guidelines; or "(B) persons convicted of a part 1 violent crime on average serve not less than 85 percent of the maximum prison term allowed under the sentence imposed by the court (not counting time not actually served such as administrative or statutory incentives for good behavior). "(b) EXCEPTION. — Notwithstanding subsection (a), a State may provide that the Governor of the State may allow for the earlier release of— "(1) a geriatric prisoner; or "(2) a prisoner whose medical condition precludes the prisoner from posing a threat to the public, but only after a public hearing in which representatives of the public and the prisoner's victims have had an opportunity to be heard regarding a proposed release. 42 USC 13705. " SEC. 20105. SPECIAL RULES. "(a) SHARING OF FUNDS WITH COUNTIES AND OTHER UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT.— "(1) RESERVATION.— Each §tate shall reserve not more than 15 percent of the amount of funds allocated in a fiscal year pursuant to section 20106 for counties and units of local government to construct, develop, expand, modify, or improve jails and other correctional facilities. "(2) FACTORS FOR DETERMINATION OF AMOUNT.—To determine the amount of funds to be reserved under this subsection, a State shall consider the burden placed on a county or unit of local government that results from the implementation of policies adopted by the State to carry out section 20103 or 20104. " (b) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT.— To be eligible to receive a grant under section 20103 or 20104, a State shall provide assurances to the Attorney General that the State has implemented or will implement not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this subtitle, policies that provide for the recognition of the rights and needs of crime victims. "(c) FUNDS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS. —Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, if a State, or unit of local government located in a State that otherwise meets the requirements of section 20103 or 20104, certifies to the Attorney General that exigent circumstances exist that require the State to expend funds to build or expand facilities to confine juvenile offenders other than juvenile offenders adjudicated delinquent for an act which, if committed