H.R.359 - Center to Advance, Monitor, and Preserve University Security Safety Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 01/23/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/28/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.359 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/23/2013)
Center to Advance, Monitor, and Preserve University Security Safety Act of 2013 or the CAMPUS Safety Act of 2013 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to establish and operate, within the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a National Center for Campus Public Safety.
Tasks the Center with strengthening the safety and security of institutions of higher education (IHEs) by: (1) training IHE public safety personnel and their collaborative partners; (2) fostering relevant research; (3) collecting and disseminating information and best practices regarding campus safety; (4) developing protocols and best practices to prevent, protect against, and respond to dangerous and violent situations that threaten the campus community; and (5) promoting cooperation among public safety and emergency management personnel of IHEs and their collaborative partners, including law enforcement, emergency management, and mental health agencies.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to IHEs and other nonprofit organizations for activities that will assist the Center in performing its functions.