Text: H.R.1470 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/10/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1470

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the safety of America’s schools.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 10, 2013

Mrs. Capps introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the safety of America’s schools.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Grant program for school security.

Section 2701 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797a) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) by striking “Placement” and inserting “Installation”; and

(ii) by inserting “surveillance equipment,” after “detectors,”;

(B) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); and

(C) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:

“(5) Establishment of hotlines or tiplines for the reporting of potentially dangerous students and situations.”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(g) Interagency task force.—

“(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Director, in collaboration with the Secretary of Education, shall establish an interagency task force to develop a set of advisory school safety guidelines.

“(2) PUBLICATION OF GUIDELINES.—Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this subsection, the interagency task force shall publish the advisory school safety guidelines developed under paragraph (1) in the Federal Register.

“(3) REQUIRED CONSULTATION.—In developing the advisory school safety guidelines under paragraph (1), the interagency task force shall consult with stakeholders and interested parties, including parents, teachers, and agencies.

“(4) USE OF GUIDELINES.—In determining permissible uses of funds under subsection (b)(6), the Director shall consider the advisory school safety guidelines developed under paragraph (1).”.

SEC. 3. Applications.

Section 2702(a)(2) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797b(a)(2)) is amended to read as follows:

“(2) be accompanied by a report—

“(A) signed by the heads of each law enforcement agency and school district with jurisdiction of the schools where the safety improvements will be implemented; and

“(B) demonstrating that each proposed use of the grant funds will be—

“(i) an effective means for improving the safety of one or more schools;

“(ii) consistent with a comprehensive approach to preventing school violence; and

“(iii) individualized to the needs of each school at which those improvements are to be made.”.

SEC. 4. Authorization of appropriations.

Section 2705 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797e) is amended—

(1) by striking “$30,000,000” and inserting “$40,000,000”; and

(2) by striking “2001 through 2009” and inserting “2014 through 2023”.