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[H.R. 4909 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 4909



                             March 15, 2018

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


                                 AN ACT

  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,


    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''.


    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 strategies and programs to prevent 
                        violence, which may include the use of 
                        appropriate technologies, including the 
                        placement and use of metal detectors and other 
                        deterrent measure and emergency notification 
                        and response technologies'';
                    (B) in subsection (b)--
                            (i) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), 
                        by inserting after ``through'' the following: 
                        ``evidence-based school safety programs that 
                        may include''; and
                            (ii) by striking paragraphs (1) through (6) 
                        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.
            ``(3) The development and operation of--
                    ``(A) school threat assessment and intervention 
                teams that may include coordination with law 
                enforcement agencies and school personnel; and
                    ``(B) specialized training for school officials in 
                responding to mental health crises.
            ``(4) Coordination with local law enforcement.
            ``(5) Placement and use of metal detectors, locks, 
        lighting, and other deterrent measures.
            ``(6) Security assessments.
            ``(7) Security training of personnel and students.
            ``(8) Subgrants to State or local law enforcement agencies, 
        schools, school districts, nonprofit organizations, or Indian 
        tribal organizations to implement grants awarded under this 
            ``(9) Acquisition and installation of technology for 
        expedited notification of local law enforcement during an 
            ``(10) Any other measure that, in the determination of the 
        Director, may provide a significant improvement in security.'';
                    (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'';
            (4) in section 2705, by striking ``$30,000,000 for each of 
        fiscal years 2001 through 2009'' and inserting ``$75,000,000 
        for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2028, of which not less 
        than $50,000,000 shall be available in each such fiscal year 
        for grants for the activities described in paragraphs (1) and 
        (4) of section 2701(b)''; and
            (5) by adding at the end the following:


    ``(a) No Funds To Provide Firearms or Training.--No amounts 
provided as a grant under this part may be used for the provision to 
any person of a firearm or training in the use of a firearm.
    ``(b) No Effect on Other Laws.--Nothing in this part may be 
construed to preclude or contradict any other provision of law 
authorizing the provision of firearms or training in the use of 

            Passed the House of Representatives March 14, 2018.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,


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