H.R. 4774 (107th): School Safety and Violence Prevention Act

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of May 20, 2002 (Introduced).

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HR 4774 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4774

To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States to establish antibullying programs.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 20, 2002

Mr. MALONEY of Connecticut introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States to establish antibullying programs.

    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 Safety and Violence Prevention Act’.

SEC. 2. GRANTS FOR ANTIBULLYING PROGRAMS.

    (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED- The Secretary of Education shall make a grant to each State that submits an application in accordance with subsection (c) to enable the State to establish an antibullying program described in subsection (b).

    (b) USE OF FUNDS- Amounts provided as a grant to a State under this section shall be used for the establishment and operation of an antibullying program, which shall consist of the following:

      (1) Antibullying educational, counseling, mentoring, and peer programs.

      (2) A statewide database for schools to report, in real time, school-related crimes, violence, and bullying.

      (3) A statewide hotline for anonymous reporting by students and staff of information on bullying.

      (4) An emergency response plan for responding to school-related crimes, violence, and bullying.

    (c) APPLICATIONS- To receive a grant under this section, a State shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.

    (d) BUDGET ACT COMPLIANCE- The Secretary may make grants under this section only to the extent or in the amounts provided in advance in appropriations Acts.

    (e) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this section:

      (1) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Education.

      (2) The term ‘State’ includes the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.