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2017 Statute


12-1672a.Public agencies authorized to offer rewards for information related to criminal acts; definitions. (a) As used in this act, public agency means any county, township, city, town, school district, community junior college, library district, road district, drainage or levee district, sewer district, water district, fire district, and any other similar political subdivision or taxing district of the state.

(b) Whenever any crime or injurious offense has been committed or perpetrated against property which is owned, controlled or supervised by a public agency or against any person while present within or upon any such property, the governing body of such public agency may offer a reward or contribute moneys for information leading to the apprehension, adjudication as a juvenile offender or conviction for the crime of the perpetrator of such crime or injurious offense.

(c) The governing body of each public agency is authorized to determine the amount to be offered or contributed under this section, but in no event shall the amount of any such reward or contribution exceed the sum of five hundred dollars ($500). Any such reward payment or contribution shall be made from any fund of the public agency from which general operating expenses are paid.

History: L. 1979, ch. 85, § 1; July 1.