IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 24 (legislative day, January 3), 2013
Mrs. Boxer introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To enhance the safety of America’s schools.
This Act may be cited as
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.
in subsection (d), by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
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.
by adding at the end the following:
Interagency task force
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.
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.
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.
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 over 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 1 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—
2001 through 2009 and inserting