Text: H.R.5243 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/09/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5243


To direct the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to develop and implement national standards and best practices for school resource officers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 9, 2018

Mr. Higgins of Louisiana introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To direct the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to develop and implement national standards and best practices for school resource officers.

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 “School Watch and Training Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Development and implementation of standards and best practices.

(a) In general.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, shall develop and implement—

(1) national standards for school resource officers, including—

(A) a requirement that all school resource officers complete any training recommended by the Attorney General and the Secretary;

(B) standards governing the quality of security training and active shooter training provided to school resource officers; and

(C) any other standards the Attorney General and the Secretary determine to be necessary to ensure the competence of school resource officers; and

(2) best practices for school resource officers.

(b) School resource officer defined.—In this section, the term “school resource officer” has the meaning given the term in section 1709(4) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10389(4)).

SEC. 3. Report.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, shall submit to Congress a report that includes—

(1) the standards and best practices developed under section 2; and

(2) a plan for implementing such standards and best practices.


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