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(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced final passage of the fiscal year 2002 Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary (CJSJ) Conference Report.

The Report passed the Senate by a vote of 98 to 1 and will now be forwarded to the President, who is expected to sign it into law.

"Washington's families are concerned about the safety and health of their children and communities. This legislation funds programs to make neighborhoods safer, reduce violence against women, fight terrorism and restore endangered salmon," Senator Murray said. "I am pleased Congress has passed such a strong bill and I hope the President signs it as soon as possible."

For law enforcement in Washington state, the bill includes:

  • $4 million Washington state Methamphetamine Program, twice the federal funding provided last year to combat meth labs
  • $1 million Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs for jail booking, reporting and victim notification program
  • $500,000 King County for DNA testing
  • $250,000 Washington state Department of Corrections for sex offender monitoring equipment upgrades
  • $205,000 King County for the School Resource Officers' Program
    For national law enforcement efforts, the bill includes:

  • $1.05 billion Community Oriented Policing (COPS) grants for local law enforcement
  • $390 million Violence Against Women Act
  • $328 million Juvenile Justice Program
  • $10 million Cyber crime and Intellectual Property Enforcement Language requiring that 25 percent of new Border Patrol agents and inspectors be assigned to the Northern Border.
    For coastal protection and fisheries restoration efforts in Washington, the bill provides:

  • $34 million Washington state salmon recovery efforts
  • $5.4 million Washington state salmon license buy-back program
  • $4 million Columbia River tribes salmon recovery
  • $700,000 Northwest Straits Commission
  • $4.075 million West Coast observers for the groundfish fishery Language authorizing state management of the Dungeness Crab fishery.