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H.R. 2698 (116th): Law Enforcement Training for Mental Health Crisis Response Act of 2019

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To provide grants to State, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies to obtain behavioral health crisis response training for law enforcement officers.

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Sponsor and status

Kendra Horn

Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 14, 2019
Length: 8 pages
May 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 14, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


33 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 11 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Black Lives Matter - Oklahoma City Endorses Rep. Horn Bill to Train Law Enforcement on Mental Health Crisis Response
    — Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK5, 2019-2020] (Sponsor) on Jun 15, 2020

Joyce Cosponsors Bill to Improve Mental Health Crisis Training for Law Enforcement
    — Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 16, 2020

Rep. Hayes Continues Fight Against Opioid Addiction In Connecticut
    — Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5] on Nov 25, 2019

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May 14, 2019

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H.R. 2698 (116th) 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 H.R. 2698. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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