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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2056

   To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a traffic 
      barrier installation grant program, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            November 1, 2017

Mrs. Gillibrand introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
       referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

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                                 A BILL


 
   To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a traffic 
      barrier installation grant program, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Stopping Threats on Pedestrians Act 
of 2017'' or the ``STOP Act of 2017''.

SEC. 2. TRAFFIC BARRIER INSTALLATION GRANT PROGRAM.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Transportation.
            (2) Traffic barrier installation project.--The term 
        ``traffic barrier installation project'' means a project to 
        install traffic barriers, which may include bollards, jersey 
        barriers, planters, or other barriers approved by the 
        Secretary, on a sidewalk, bicycle path, or pedestrian plaza or 
        walkway adjacent to a roadway that are designed to slow or stop 
        a motor vehicle.
    (b) Establishment.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish and carry out a 
competitive grant program to provide assistance to eligible entities 
for traffic barrier installation projects designed to prevent 
pedestrian injuries and acts of terrorism in areas used by large 
numbers of pedestrians.
    (c) Eligible Entities.--An entity eligible to receive a grant under 
this section is--
            (1) a State;
            (2) a metropolitan planning organization; or
            (3) a unit of local government.
    (d) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under this 
section, an eligible entity shall submit to the Secretary an 
application at such time, in such form, and containing such information 
as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, which shall include, at 
a minimum--
            (1) a description of the proposed traffic barrier 
        installation project to be carried out;
            (2) a description of the pedestrian or bicyclist injury or 
        terrorism risks with respect to the proposed installation area; 
        and
            (3) an analysis of how the proposed traffic barrier 
        installation project will mitigate those risks.
    (e) Use of Funds.--A recipient of a grant under this section--
            (1) shall be the direct recipient of the grant; and
            (2) may only use the grant funds for a traffic barrier 
        installation project.
    (f) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the costs of a traffic 
barrier installation project carried out with a grant under this 
section may be up to 100 percent.
    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $50,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
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