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S. 2495 (115th): STOP School Violence Act of 2018

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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

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
Mar 5, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 5, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

43 Cosponsors (25 Republicans, 17 Democrats, 1 Independent)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Hatch Hosts School Safety Roundtable in Salt Lake
    — Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018] (Sponsor) on Apr 9, 2018

Udall, Heinrich Secure Strong Funding for NM Priorities in Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM, 2009-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 26, 2018

Udall, Heinrich Secure Strong Funding for NM Priorities in Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 26, 2018

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History

Mar 5, 2018
 
Introduced

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S. 2495 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2495. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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