H.R. 6019 (112th): Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 26, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6019

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 26, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Ms. Norton, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Hahn, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the use of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants for programs to prevent and address occurrences of bullying and to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2012.

2.

Bullying prevention and intervention programs; Reauthorization of juvenile accountability block grants

(a)

Bullying prevention and intervention

(1)

In general

Paragraph (13) of section 1801(b) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796ee(b)) is amended to read as follows:

(13)

establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs that are designed to enhance school safety, which programs may include research to prevent bullying, the prevention of cyberbullying, and gang prevention programs, as well as intervention programs regarding bullying;

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(2)

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of the Congress that the use of best practices in the effort to combat bullying should be encouraged.

(b)

Reauthorization of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants

Section 1810(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3796ee–10(a)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: and $40,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.