H.R. 359: CAMPUS Safety Act of 2013

Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee on Jan 23, 2013
1% chance of being enacted
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S. 433 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 28, 2013

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Jan 23, 2013
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Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Robert “Bobby” Scott
Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district
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Jan 23, 2013
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2342 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2011

S. 433 (Related)
CAMPUS Safety Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2013

Full Title

To establish and operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety.


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5% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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Center to Advance, Monitor, and Preserve University Security Safety Act of 2013 or the CAMPUS Safety Act of 2013 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to establish and operate, within the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a National Center for Campus Public Safety.
Tasks the Center with strengthening the safety and security of institutions of higher education (IHEs) by:
(1) training IHE public safety personnel and their collaborative partners;
(2) fostering relevant research;
(3) collecting and disseminating information and best practices regarding campus safety;
(4) developing protocols and best practices to prevent, protect against, and respond to dangerous and violent situations that threaten the campus community; and
(5) promoting cooperation among public safety and emergency management personnel of IHEs and their collaborative partners, including law enforcement, emergency management, and mental health agencies.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to IHEs and other nonprofit organizations for activities that will assist the Center in performing its functions.

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