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Public Law 116-32
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   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. <<NOTE: July 25, 2019 -  [S. 
                                 998]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Supporting and 
Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019. 34 USC 10101 note.>> 
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 ``the 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:

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            ``(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) <<NOTE: Appropriations authorization.>>  There are authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out part W, $7,500,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2020 through 2024.''.

    Approved July 25, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 998 (H.R. 2368):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-140 (Comm. on the Judiciary) accompanying H.R. 
2368.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            May 16, considered and passed Senate.
            July 10, considered and passed House.

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