Text: H.R.2585 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/28/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2585


To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the use of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants for programs to prevent and address occurrences of bullying and to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2013

Ms. Jackson Lee (for herself, Mr. Honda, Mr. Holt, and Mr. Hinojosa) 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 use of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants for programs to prevent and address occurrences of bullying and to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program.

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 “Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Bullying prevention and intervention programs; Reauthorization of juvenile accountability block grants.

(a) Bullying prevention and intervention.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Paragraph (13) of section 1801(b) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796ee(b)) is amended to read as follows:

“(13) establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs that are designed to enhance school safety, which programs may include research-based bullying prevention, cyberbullying prevention, and gang prevention programs, as well as intervention programs regarding bullying;”.

(2) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of the Congress that the use of best practices is encouraged for all activities for which grants under part R of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 may be used.

(b) Reauthorization of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants.—Section 1810(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3796ee–10(a)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: “and such funds as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018”.


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