H. R. 2368
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 25, 2019
Mr. Reschenthaler (for himself and Ms. Dean) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019.
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—
in the part heading, by striking
Family support and inserting
Support for Law Enforcement Officers and Families;
in section 2301 (34 U.S.C. 10491)—
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
in paragraph (4), by inserting
, psychological services, suicide prevention, after
in section 2302 (34 U.S.C. 10492), by inserting
and mental health services after
family support services; and
in section 2303 (34 U.S.C. 10493)—
in subsection (b)—
in paragraph (1), by inserting
officers and after
law enforcement; and
by amending paragraph (4) to read as follows:
Evidence-based programs to reduce stress, prevent suicide, and promote mental health.
in subsection (c)—
in paragraph (5), by inserting
, mental health crisis, and suicide prevention after
in paragraph (6), by striking
human immunodeficiency virus and inserting
in paragraph (8), by inserting
, injured, or permanently disabled after
by striking paragraph (10) and inserting the following:
Specialized training for identifying, reporting, and responding to officer mental health crises and suicide.
Technical assistance and training to support any or all of the services described in paragraphs (1) through (10).
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:
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out part W, $7,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.