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H.R. 2237: STOP Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 10, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2237

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a bollard installation grant program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stopping Threats On Pedestrians Act of 2019 or the STOP Act of 2019.

2.

Bollard installation grant program

(a)

Establishment

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall establish a program to assist bollard installation projects designed to prevent pedestrian injuries and acts of terrorism in areas utilized by large numbers of pedestrians.

(b)

Grant authority

In carrying out the program established under subsection (a), the Secretary may award a grant, on a competitive basis, to a local government entity.

(c)

Application

To be eligible for a grant under this section, a local government entity shall submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Secretary determines appropriate, which shall include, at a minimum—

(1)

a description of the proposed bollard installation project to be carried out;

(2)

a description of the pedestrian injury or terrorism risks with respect to the proposed installation area; and

(3)

an analysis of how the proposed project will mitigate such risks.

(d)

Grant uses

A recipient of a grant awarded under this section may use the proceeds of such grant only for a bollard installation project.

(e)

Federal share

The Federal share of the costs of a bollard installation project assisted with a grant awarded under this section may not exceed 100 percent.

(f)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2029.

(g)

Bollard installation project defined

In this section, the term bollard installation project means a project to install raised concrete or metal posts on a sidewalk adjacent to a roadway that are designed to slow or stop a motor vehicle.