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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 8, 2019 02:02 PM
From: Representative Marcy Toepel
To: All House members
Subject: Law Enforcement Justice Information System (LEJIS) Dedicated Funding Stream
Please join me as a cosponsor of legislation to provide a dedicated funding stream for the statewide information technology system that connects local police record management systems and computer-aided dispatch systems to share incident data with police departments.

The system, which is generally known as the Law Enforcement Justice Information System (LEJIS), connects local police Records Management Systems (RMS) and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems to provide real-time officer safety information and enable patrol officers, investigators and supervisors from different police departments to share incident data, thereby facilitating more successful investigations.

This system has been funded through the annual budget since the 2015-16 fiscal year. This legislation proposes to establish a permanent funding source and to task the Office of Attorney General with its implementation.

Funding would be provided through an increase in the fee for filing civil and landlord/tenant cases for amounts greater than $8,000 with a magisterial district judge or the Philadelphia Municipal Court. The filing fees for these cases were not raised the last time the jurisdiction for these courts was increased.

I look forward to working with you to advance this important legislation.

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Introduced as HB1447