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H.R. 2368: Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 25, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2368

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Dean) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019.

2.

Expanding support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention

Part W of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10491 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in the part heading, by striking Family support and inserting Support for Law Enforcement Officers and Families;

(2)

in section 2301 (34 U.S.C. 10491)—

(A)

in paragraph (2), by inserting , including any research and reports developed under the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 (Public Law 115–113; 131 Stat. 2276) after interested parties; and

(B)

in paragraph (4), by inserting , psychological services, suicide prevention, after stress reduction;

(3)

in section 2302 (34 U.S.C. 10492), by inserting and mental health services after family support services; and

(4)

in section 2303 (34 U.S.C. 10493)—

(A)

in subsection (b)—

(i)

in paragraph (1), by inserting officers and after law enforcement; and

(ii)

by amending paragraph (4) to read as follows:

(4)

Evidence-based programs to reduce stress, prevent suicide, and promote mental health.

; and

(B)

in subsection (c)—

(i)

in paragraph (5), by inserting , mental health crisis, and suicide prevention after family crisis;

(ii)

in paragraph (6), by striking human immunodeficiency virus and inserting infectious disease;

(iii)

in paragraph (8), by inserting , injured, or permanently disabled after killed; and

(iv)

by striking paragraph (10) and inserting the following:

(10)

Specialized training for identifying, reporting, and responding to officer mental health crises and suicide.

(11)

Technical assistance and training to support any or all of the services described in paragraphs (1) through (10).

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3.

Reauthorizing grant programs for supporting law enforcement officers and families

Section 1001(a)(21) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10261(a)(21)) is amended to read as follows:

(21)

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out part W, $7,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

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