Text: H.R.607 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/16/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 607


To require the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to conduct a survey of all public schools to determine the number of school resource officers at such schools.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2019

Mr. Higgins of Louisiana (for himself and Mr. Ruppersberger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 require the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to conduct a survey of all public schools to determine the number of school resource officers at such schools.

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 “School Resource Officer Assessment Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Survey of public schools.

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education shall jointly conduct and submit to Congress, a survey of the assignment of school resource officers at public elementary schools and secondary schools, which shall include, with respect to each such school that chose to respond to such survey, a determination of whether—

(1) on or after January 1, 2019, such a school has been assigned a school resource officer; and

(2) in the case of a school that has been assigned such an officer—

(A) the number of such assignments; and

(B) whether each such assignment is on a full-time or part-time basis.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) ESEA TERMS.—The terms “elementary school” and “secondary school” have the meanings given the terms in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).

(2) SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER.—The term “school resource officer” has the meaning given the term in section 1709(4) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10389(4)).


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