About the bill
After February’s Parkland high school massacre, a Republican bill introduced mere weeks before is now gaining significant traction — including the Democratic representative from Parkland. It just passed the House.
What the bill does
The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Actwould appropriate $50 million per year for:
- Schools to develop “threat assessment systems” in line with recommendations from the FBI and Secret Services, in hopes of stopping such would-be killers before they commit acts of violence.
- Anonymous reporting systems to be implemented for use by students, teachers, or others to contact law enforcement about potential threats.
- Improving school security through the use of technologies and increased personnel.
- None of the money in the bill would be used to arm teachers, the most controversial gun-related provision proposed ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 14, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
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What legislators are saying
“Fix NICS and STOP School Violence Act Signed into Law”
— Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 23, 2018
“Rep. Deutch Applauds DOJ Implementation of the STOP School Violence Act”
— Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 8, 2018
H.R. 4909 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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