S.1832 - A bill to amend and reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] (Introduced 11/02/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/02/1989 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking. (All Actions)|
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S 1832 IS 101st CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1832 To amend and reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 2 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 18), 1989 Mr. LAUTENBERG (for himself and Mr. KERRY) introduced the following bill introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs A BILL To amend and reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. REAUTHORIZATION OF PUBLIC HOUSING DRUG ELIMINATION ACT. (a) ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES- Section 5124 of the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 5124. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES. `A public housing agency may use a grant under this chapter for-- `(1) the employment of security personnel in public housing projects; `(2) reimbursement of local law enforcement agencies for additional security and protective services for public housing projects; `(3) physical improvements in public housing projects which are specifically designed to enhance security; `(4) the employment of 1 or more individuals-- `(A) to investigate drug-related crime on or about the real property comprising any public housing project; and `(B) to provide evidence relating to any such crime in any administrative or judicial proceeding; `(5) the provision of training, communications equipment, and other related equipment for use by voluntary public housing tenant patrols acting in cooperation with local law enforcement officials; `(6) programs designed to reduce the use of drugs in and around public housing projects, including drug treatment and drug education programs; `(7) the provision of funding to nonprofit public housing, resident management corporations, and tenant councils to develop security and drug abuse prevention programs involving site residents; and `(8) technical assistance and training by qualified personnel of officials of the public housing agency and affected tenants in methods of addressing the problem of drug abuse and drug-related crime in public housing.'. (b) APPLICATIONS- Section 5125 of the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 5125. APPLICATIONS. `(a) IN GENERAL- To receive a grant under this chapter, a public housing agency shall submit an application to the Secretary, at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such additional information as the Secretary may reasonably require. Such application shall include a plan for addressing the problem of drug-related crime on the premises of public housing projects administered by the public housing agency. The plan shall include the following: `(1) An assessment of the nature and extent of the problem of drug-related crime and the problems associated with drug-related crime in the projects administered by the applicant that are proposed for funding under this chapter. `(2) A description of the activities currently being undertaken and a listing of the resources being provided by the applicant, governmental entities, resident management corporations, and resident councils to address the problem of drug-related crime in the projects proposed for assistance under this chapter. `(3) A description of the applicant's strategy for addressing the problem of drug-related crime in each of the projects proposed for assistance under this chapter, including-- `(A) a description of each component of the applicant's strategy to be undertaken with funding under this chapter and how these components interrelate; `(B) the anticipated cost of each component of the strategy and the financial and other resources that may reasonably be expected to be available to carry out each component; `(C) a timeframe for beginning and completing each component of the strategy; `(D) an estimate of the results that the strategy is expected to achieve; `(E) the role of affected tenants, resident management corporations, resident advisory boards, and resident councils in planning and implementing the strategy; and `(F) the role of local government agencies and service providers, private community and business organizations, and State governments in planning and implementing the strategy. `(b) CRITERIA- The Secretary shall approve applications under this chapter based exclusively on-- `(1) the extent of the drug-related crime problem in the facilities of the public housing project; `(2) the quality of the plan of the public housing agency to address crime in public housing projects, including the extent to which the plan contains innovative initiatives that could be usefully replicated at other housing sites; `(3) the capability of the public housing agency to carry out the plan, as reflected by funding or other commitments of support for each aspect of the plan, its administrative capability to manage its projects, its record of previous efforts to eliminate drugs from its projects, and its degree of commitment to addressing the problem of drug-related crime; and `(4) the extent to which affected tenants, the local government, and local community support and participate in the design and implementation of the anti-crime activities of the public housing agency.'. (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS- Section 5128 of such Act is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 5128. REPORT TO CONGRESS. `Not later than June 30, 1990, the Secretary, in consultation with the Director of National Drug Control Policy, shall submit to the Congress a report on the possibility of allowing private owners of federally-assisted, low income housing to receive grants under this Act. The report shall include an evaluation of the problem of drug-related crime in federally-assisted, low income housing, and any recommendations the Secretary may have with respect to-- `(1) whether owners of federally-assisted, low income housing should be eligible for grants under this Act, `(2) the proper procedures and criteria for selecting applications from such owners, and `(3) the proper uses of such grants.'. (d) AUTHORIZATION- Section 5129 of such Act is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 5129. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. `There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter $8,200,000 for fiscal year 1989 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1990, 1991, and 1992. Any amount appropriated under this section shall remain available until expended.'.