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H.R. 3158 (113th): SAFE in Our Schools Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2013 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 3158


September 20, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require recipients of State Homeland Security Grant Program funding to promote preparedness and planning for manmade and natural disasters at educational institutions, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Secure America for Education in Our Schools Act or the SAFE in Our Schools Act .


Minimum contents of application for certain Homeland Security grant funds

Section 2004(b)(2) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 ( 6 U.S.C. 605(b)(2) ) is amended by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and (C) as paragraphs (C) and (D), respectively, and by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:


a certification that—


the State requires each institution of education for kindergarten through twelfth grade to develop an emergency response plan that includes provisions for—


evacuation relocation;


family-child reunification;


children with special needs; and


addressing multiple disasters; and


the State has adopted a strategy to ensure that each such institution develops a plan in accordance with clause (i) by the beginning of the academic year for 2015 or September 1, 2015, whichever is earlier;