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Text of the Safe Communities and Schools Act of 1998

This bill was introduced on September 8, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 8, 1998 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

S 2443 IS

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2443

To amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the public safety and community policing program and to encourage the use of school resource officers under that program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 8 (legislative day, AUGUST 31), 1998

Mr. DASCHLE (for Ms. MOSELEY-BRAUN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the public safety and community policing program and to encourage the use of school resource officers under that program.

    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 ‘Safe Communities and Schools Act of 1998’.

SEC. 2. PUBLIC SAFETY AND COMMUNITY POLICING.

    (a) SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS- Part Q of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd et seq.) is amended--

      (1) in section 1701(d)--

        (A) by redesignating paragraphs (8) through (10) as (9) through (11), respectively; and

        (B) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:

      ‘(8) establish school-based partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and local school systems by using school resource officers who operate in and around elementary and secondary schools to combat school-related crime and disorder problems, gangs, and drug activities;’; and

      (2) in section 1709--

        (A) by inserting ‘(1)’ before ‘career’;

        (B) by inserting ‘(2)’ before ‘citizens’ police’;

        (C) by inserting ‘(3)’ before ‘Indian’; and

        (D) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(4) ‘school resource officer’ means a career law enforcement officer, with sworn authority, deployed in community-oriented policing, and assigned by the employing police department or agency to work in collaboration with schools and community-based organizations--

        ‘(A) to address crime and disorder problems, gangs, and drug activities affecting or occurring in or around an elementary or secondary school;

        ‘(B) to develop or expand crime prevention efforts for students;

        ‘(C) to educate likely school-age victims in crime prevention and safety;

        ‘(D) to develop or expand community justice initiatives for students;

        ‘(E) to train students in conflict resolution, restorative justice, and crime awareness;

        ‘(F) to assist in the identification of physical changes in the environment that may reduce crime in or around the school; and

        ‘(G) to assist in developing school policy that addresses crime, and to recommend procedural changes.’.

    (b) REAUTHORIZATION- Section 1001(a)(11)(A) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793(a)(11)(A)) is amended--

      (1) in clause (v), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

      (2) in clause (vi), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(vii) $1,240,000,000 for fiscal year 2001; and

      ‘(viii) $1,240,000,000 for fiscal year 2002.’.