H. R. 1470
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 10, 2013
Mrs. Capps introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the safety of America’s schools.
This Act may be cited as the
School Safety Enhancements Act of
Grant program for school security
Section 2701 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797a) is amended—
in subsection (b)—
in paragraph (1)—
Placement and inserting
surveillance equipment, after
by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); and
by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
Establishment of hotlines or tiplines for the reporting of potentially dangerous students and situations.
by adding at the end the following:
Interagency task force
Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Director, in collaboration with the Secretary of Education, shall establish an interagency task force to develop a set of advisory school safety guidelines.
Publication of guidelines
Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this subsection, the interagency task force shall publish the advisory school safety guidelines developed under paragraph (1) in the Federal Register.
In developing the advisory school safety guidelines under paragraph (1), the interagency task force shall consult with stakeholders and interested parties, including parents, teachers, and agencies.
Use of guidelines
In determining permissible uses of funds under subsection (b)(6), the Director shall consider the advisory school safety guidelines developed under paragraph (1).
Section 2702(a)(2) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797b(a)(2)) is amended to read as follows:
be accompanied by a report—
signed by the heads of each law enforcement agency and school district with jurisdiction of the schools where the safety improvements will be implemented; and
demonstrating that each proposed use of the grant funds will be—
an effective means for improving the safety of one or more schools;
consistent with a comprehensive approach to preventing school violence; and
individualized to the needs of each school at which those improvements are to be made.
Authorization of appropriations
Section 2705 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797e) is amended—
$30,000,000 and inserting
2001 through 2009 and inserting