H.R.4309 - Barriers to Suicide Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 09/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/13/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4309 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/12/2019)
Barriers to Suicide Act of 2019
This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish a program to facilitate the installation of evidence-based suicide deterrents on bridges, including suicide prevention nets and barriers.
DOT may award competitive grants to states and local governments to carry out the program.
The Government Accountability Office must conduct a study to identify the types of structures, other than bridges, that attract a high number of individuals attempting suicide-by-jumping and the types of nets or barriers that are effective at reducing such suicides.