Text: H.R.2237 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2237


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

Mr. Espaillat introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a bollard 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 2019” or the “STOP Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Bollard installation grant program.

(a) Establishment.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall establish a program to assist bollard installation projects designed to prevent pedestrian injuries and acts of terrorism in areas utilized by large numbers of pedestrians.

(b) Grant authority.—In carrying out the program established under subsection (a), the Secretary may award a grant, on a competitive basis, to a local government entity.

(c) Application.—To be eligible for a grant under this section, a local government entity shall submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Secretary determines appropriate, which shall include, at a minimum—

(1) a description of the proposed bollard installation project to be carried out;

(2) a description of the pedestrian injury or terrorism risks with respect to the proposed installation area; and

(3) an analysis of how the proposed project will mitigate such risks.

(d) Grant uses.—A recipient of a grant awarded under this section may use the proceeds of such grant only for a bollard installation project.

(e) Federal share.—The Federal share of the costs of a bollard installation project assisted with a grant awarded under this section may not exceed 100 percent.

(f) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2029.

(g) Bollard installation project defined.—In this section, the term “bollard installation project” means a project to install raised concrete or metal posts on a sidewalk adjacent to a roadway that are designed to slow or stop a motor vehicle.