S. 146: School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 24, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 146

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 24 (legislative day, January 3), 2013

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To enhance the safety of America’s schools.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 .

2.

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—

(1)

in subsection (b)

(A)

in paragraph (1)

(i)

by striking Placement and inserting Installation; and

(ii)

by inserting surveillance equipment, after detectors,;

(B)

by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); and

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:

(5)

Establishment of hotlines or tiplines for the reporting of potentially dangerous students and situations.

;

(2)

in subsection (d), by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

(1)

The Federal share of the costs of a program provided by a grant under subsection (a) shall be not more than 80 percent of the total of such costs.

; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(g)

Interagency task force

(1)

Establishment

Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 , the Director and the Secretary of Education, or the designee of the Secretary, shall establish an interagency task force to develop and promulgate a set of advisory school safety guidelines.

(2)

Publication of guidelines

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 , the advisory school safety guidelines promulgated by the interagency task force shall be published in the Federal Register.

(3)

Required consultation

In developing the final advisory school safety guidelines under this subsection, the interagency task force shall consult with stakeholders and interested parties, including parents, teachers, and agencies.

.

3.

Applications

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:

(2)

be accompanied by a report—

(A)

signed by the heads of each law enforcement agency and school district with jurisdiction over the schools where the safety improvements will be implemented; and

(B)

demonstrating that each proposed use of the grant funds will be—

(i)

an effective means for improving the safety of 1 or more schools;

(ii)

consistent with a comprehensive approach to preventing school violence; and

(iii)

individualized to the needs of each school at which those improvements are to be made.

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4.

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—

(1)

by striking $30,000,000 and inserting $100,000,000; and

(2)

by striking 2001 through 2009 and inserting 2014 through 2023.