112 STAT. 2986 PUBLIC LAW 105-314—OCT. 30, 1998 (in such form and containing such information as the Director may reasonably require) assuring that— "(i) the State complies with (or made a good faith effort to comply with) this section; and "(ii) where applicable, the State has penalties comparable to or greater than Federal penalties for crimes listed in this section, except that the Director may waive the requirement of this clause if a State demonstrates an overriding need for assistance under this subsection. "(B) REGULATIONS.— Deadline. "(i) IN GENERAL.— Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Director shall promulgate regulations to implement this subsection (including the information that must be included and the requirements that the States must meet) in submitting the applications required under this subsection. In allocating funds under this subsection, the Director may consider the annual number of sex offenders registered in each eligible State's monitoring and notification programs. "(ii) CERTAIN TRAINING PROGRAMS.—Prior to implementing this subsection, the Director shall study the feasibility of incorporating into the SOMA program the activities of any technical assistance or training program established as a result of section 40152 of this Act. In a case in which incorporating such activities into the SOMA program will eliminate duplication of efforts or administrative costs, the Director shall take administrative actions, as allowable, and make recommendations to Congress to incorporate such activities into the SOMA program prior to implementing the SOMA program. "(3) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection, $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000.". Deadline. (b) STUDY.—Not later than March 1, 2000, the Director shall 42 USC 14071 conduct a study to assess the efficacy of the Sex Offender Managenote. ment Assistance Program under section 170101(i) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 1407 l(i)), as added by this section, and submit recommendations to Congress. TITLE VII—MURDER AND KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATIONS SEC. 701. AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE SERIAL KILLINGS. (a) IN GENERAL.— Chapter 33 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: '*§ 540B. Investigation of serial killings "(a) IN GENERAL.— The Attorney General and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may investigate serial killings in violation of the laws of a State or political subdivision, if such investigation is requested by the head of a law enforcement agency with investigative or prosecutorial jurisdiction over the offense.