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Union Calendar No. 103

116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2368

[Report No. 116–140]


To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2019

Mr. Reschenthaler (for himself and Ms. Dean) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

July 9, 2019

Additional sponsors: Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Kustoff of Tennessee, Mr. Cicilline, Mrs. McBath, Ms. Wild, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Crenshaw, and Mr. Bilirakis

July 9, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention, 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 “Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Expanding support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention.

Part W of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10491 et seq.) is amended—

(1) in the part heading, by striking “Family support” and inserting “Support for Law Enforcement Officers and Families”;

(2) in section 2301 (34 U.S.C. 10491)—

(A) in paragraph (2), by inserting “, including any research and reports developed under the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 (Public Law 115–113; 131 Stat. 2276)” after “interested parties”; and

(B) in paragraph (4), by inserting “, psychological services, suicide prevention,” after “stress reduction”;

(3) in section 2302 (34 U.S.C. 10492), by inserting “and mental health services” after “family support services”; and

(4) in section 2303 (34 U.S.C. 10493)—

(A) in subsection (b)—

(i) in paragraph (1), by inserting “officers and” after “law enforcement”; and

(ii) by amending paragraph (4) to read as follows:

“(4) Evidence-based programs to reduce stress, prevent suicide, and promote mental health.”; and

(B) in subsection (c)—

(i) in paragraph (5), by inserting “, mental health crisis, and suicide prevention” after “family crisis”;

(ii) in paragraph (6), by striking “human immunodeficiency virus” and inserting “infectious disease”;

(iii) in paragraph (8), by inserting “, injured, or permanently disabled” after “killed”; and

(iv) by striking paragraph (10) and inserting the following:

“(10) Specialized training for identifying, reporting, and responding to officer mental health crises and suicide.

“(11) Technical assistance and training to support any or all of the services described in paragraphs (1) through (10).”.

SEC. 3. Reauthorizing grant programs for supporting law enforcement officers and families.

Section 1001(a)(21) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10261(a)(21)) is amended to read as follows:

“(21) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out part W, $7,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.”.


Union Calendar No. 103

116th CONGRESS
     1st Session
H. R. 2368
[Report No. 116–140]

A BILL
To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention, and for other purposes.

July 9, 2019
Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed