Text: H.R.2228 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 115-113 (01/10/2018)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 113]
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Public Law 115-113
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To provide support for law enforcement agency efforts to protect the 
mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 10, 2018 -  [H.R. 2228]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Law Enforcement 
Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017. 34 USC 10101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Law Enforcement Mental Health and 
Wellness Act of 2017''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: Reports.>>  SUPPORT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

    (a) <<NOTE: Consultation. Public information.>>  Interagency 
Collaboration.--The Attorney General shall consult with the Secretary of 
Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a 
report, which shall be made publicly available, on Department of Defense 
and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health practices and services 
that could be adopted by Federal, State, local, or tribal law 
enforcement agencies.

    (b) Case Studies.--The Director of the Office of Community Oriented 
Policing Services shall submit to Congress a report--
            (1) that is similar to the report entitled ``Health, Safety, 
        and Wellness Program Case Studies in Law Enforcement'' published 
        by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services in 2015; 
        and
            (2) that focuses on case studies of programs designed 
        primarily to address officer psychological health and well-
        being.

    (c) Peer Mentoring Pilot Program.--Section 1701(b) of the Omnibus 
Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10381(b)) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (21), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
        semicolon;
            (2) in paragraph (22), by striking the period at the end and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(23) to establish peer mentoring mental health and 
        wellness pilot programs within State, tribal, and local law 
        enforcement agencies.''.
SEC. 3. <<NOTE: Coordination. 34 USC 50101 note prec.>>  SUPPORT 
                    FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS.

    The Attorney General, in coordination with the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services, shall develop resources to educate mental health 
providers about the culture of Federal, State, tribal, and local law 
enforcement agencies and evidence-based therapies for mental health 
issues common to Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement 
officers.

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SEC. 4. <<NOTE: Consultations. Recommenda- tions. 34 USC 50101 
                    note prec.>>  SUPPORT FOR OFFICERS.

    The Attorney General shall--
            (1) in consultation with Federal, State, local, and tribal 
        law enforcement agencies--
                    (A) <<NOTE: Review.>>  identify and review the 
                effectiveness of any existing crisis hotlines for law 
                enforcement officers;
                    (B) provide recommendations to Congress on whether 
                Federal support for existing crisis hotlines or the 
                creation of an alternative hotline would improve the 
                effectiveness or use of the hotline; and
                    (C) conduct research into the efficacy of an annual 
                mental health check for law enforcement officers;
            (2) in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security 
        and the head of other Federal agencies that employ law 
        enforcement officers, examine the mental health and wellness 
        needs of Federal law enforcement officers, including the 
        efficacy of expanding peer mentoring programs for law 
        enforcement officers at each Federal agency;
            (3) <<NOTE: Privacy.>>  ensure that any recommendations, 
        resources, or programs provided under this Act protect the 
        privacy of participating law enforcement officers; and
            (4) <<NOTE: Deadline. Reports.>>  not later than 1 year 
        after the date of enactment of this Act, submit a report to 
        Congress containing findings from the review and research under 
        paragraphs (1) and (2), and final recommendations based upon 
        those findings.

    Approved January 10, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2228 (S. 867):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-428 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Nov. 28, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 21, considered and passed Senate.

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