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

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Introduced in House (02/27/2020)


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.


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


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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