Text: H.R.4909 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/30/2018)

2d Session
H. R. 4909

To reauthorize the grant program for school security in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.


January 30, 2018

Mr. Rutherford (for himself, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Kilmer, and Mr. Deutch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To reauthorize the grant program for school security in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.

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 “Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018” or the “STOP School Violence Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Grant program for school security.

Part AA of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10551 et seq.) is amended—

(1) in section 2701 (34 U.S.C. 10551)—

(A) in subsection (a)—

(i) by striking “Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services” and inserting “Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance”; and

(ii) by striking “including the placement and use of metal detectors and other deterrent measures” and inserting “through evidence-based training and technical assistance to prevent violence”;

(B) in subsection (b)—

(i) by striking paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) and inserting the following:

“(1) Training to prevent student violence against others and self, including training for local law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students.

“(2) The development and operation of anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and internet websites.”;

(ii) by redesignating paragraphs (4), (5), and (6) as paragraphs (3), (4), and (5), respectively;

(iii) in paragraph (3), as so redesignated—

(I) by striking “crisis” and inserting “school threat assessment and”; and

(II) by inserting “and school personnel,” after “law enforcement agencies”; and

(iv) by inserting after paragraph (5), as so redesignated, the following:

“(6) Subgrants to State or local law enforcement agencies, schools, school districts, nonprofit organizations, or Indian tribal organizations to implement grants awarded under this section.”;

(C) in subsection (c)—

(i) by striking “and has” and inserting “has”; and

(ii) by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, and will use evidence-based strategies and programs, such as those identified by the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative of the Department of Justice”; and

(D) in subsection (d)(1), by striking “50 percent” and inserting “75 percent”;

(2) in section 2702 (34 U.S.C. 10552)—

(A) in subsection (a)(2), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking “child psychologists” and inserting “mental health professionals”; and

(B) in subsection (b), by striking “this part” and inserting “the STOP School Violence Act of 2018”;

(3) in section 2704(1) (34 U.S.C. 10554(1)), by striking “a public” and inserting “an”; and

(4) in section 2705—

(A) by striking “$30,000,000” and inserting “$50,000,000”; and

(B) by striking “2001 through 2009” and inserting “2019 through 2028”.