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Introduced in House (03/13/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1741


To reauthorize Department of Justice programs that combat violence against women, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2019

Ms. Stefanik (for herself, Mr. Hurd of Texas, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, 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 reauthorize Department of Justice programs that combat violence against women, 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 “Violence Against Women Extension Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. STOP grants.

Section 1001(a)(18) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10261(a)(18)), is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $111,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 3. Grants to encourage arrest policies and enforcement of protection orders.

Section 1001(a)(19) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10261(a)(19)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $36,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 4. Legal assistance for victims.

Section 1201(f)(1) of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (34 U.S.C. 20121(f)(1)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $28,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 5. Grants to support families in the justice system.

Section 1301(e) of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (34 U.S.C. 12464(e)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $11,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 6. Sex offender management.

Section 40152(c) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12311(c)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $2,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 7. Court-appointed special advocate program.

Section 219(a) the Crime Control Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13014(a)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $6,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 8. Rural domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse enforcement assistance.

Section 40295(e)(1) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12341(e)(1)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $25,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 9. Grants for Enhanced Training and Services To End Abuse Later in Life.

Section 40801(b)(5) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12421(b)(5)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $4,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 10. Creating hope through outreach, options, service, and education for children and youth grants.

Section 41201(f) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12451(f)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $7,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 11. Grants to combat violent crimes on campuses.

Section 304(e) of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (34 U.S.C. 20125(e)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $6,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 12. Study conducted through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Section 402(c) of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 280b–4(c)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 13. Saving money and reducing tragedies through prevention.

Section 41303(f) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12463(f)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $7,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 14. Addressing the housing needs of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

(a) Collaborative grants To increase the long-Term stability of victims.—Section 41404(i) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12474(i)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $2,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

(b) Grants To combat violence against women in public and assisted housing.—Section 41405(g) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12475(g)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $2,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 15. National Resource Center on Workplace Responses to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Section 41501(e) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12501(e)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 16. Grants for Tribal jurisdiction over crimes of domestic violence.

Section 204 of Public Law 90–284 (25 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.) (commonly known as the “Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968”) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $2,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 17. Analysis and research on violence against Indian women.

Section 905(b)(2) of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (28 U.S.C. 534 note) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 18. Stalker database.

Section 40603 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12402) is amended by inserting after “for fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $1,500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 19. Federal victim assistance reauthorization.

Section 40114 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–322; 108 Stat. 1910) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $500,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.

SEC. 20. Grants for strengthening the healthcare system’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Section 399P(g) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280g–4(g)) is amended by inserting after “for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018” the following: “, and $5,000,000 for the period beginning on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 31, 2020”.