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H.R. 4909: STOP School Violence Act of 2018

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 ...

Sponsor and status

John Rutherford

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
Length: 6 pages

Jan 30, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 14, 2018

This bill passed in the House on March 14, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


49% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 30, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 9, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Mar 14, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4909 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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