Text: H.R.6003 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6003

  To exempt certain Federal first responder grants from matching fund 
  requirements to address the Nation's rising rate of first responder 
    suicides and other mental health issues, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 27, 2020

Ms. Kelly of Illinois introduced the following bill; which was referred 
to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on 
    Science, Space, and Technology, 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

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                                 A BILL


 
  To exempt certain Federal first responder grants from matching fund 
  requirements to address the Nation's rising rate of first responder 
    suicides and other mental health issues, 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 ``First Responder Resiliency Act of 
2020''.

SEC. 2. MATCHING FUND EXEMPTION FOR FIRE AND EMS JOB-RELATED MENTAL 
              HEALTH GRANTS.

    Section 33(k)(1) of the Fire Prevention and Control Act (15 U.S.C. 
2229(k)(1)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by adding ``or subparagraph (C)'' 
        following ``except as provided in subparagraph (B)''; and
            (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new 
        subparagraph:
                    ``(C) Exception for job-related mental health 
                grants.--The requirements of subparagraphs (A) and (B) 
                do not apply with respect to funds awarded to carry out 
                a program dedicated to raising awareness of, and 
                prevention of, job-related mental health issues (as 
                described in subsection (c)(3)(E)).''.

SEC. 3. MATCHING FUND EXEMPTION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT JOB-RELATED MENTAL 
              HEALTH GRANTS.

    Section 1701 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
1968 (34 U.S.C. 10381) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(23), by adding ``job-related mental 
        health issues remediation programs or'' after ``establish''; 
        and
            (2) in subsection (g), by adding at the end the following: 
        ``Programs funded by a grant under subsection (a) for job-
        related mental health issues remediation programs or peer 
        mentoring mental health and wellness pilot programs within 
        State, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies (as described 
        in subsection (b)(23)) are exempt from the requirements of this 
        subsection.''.
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