IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 19, 2019
Mrs. Gillibrand introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a bollard installation grant program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Stopping Threats On Pedestrians Act of 2019 or the
STOP Act of 2019.
Bollard installation grant program
In this section:
Bollard installation project
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.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of Transportation.
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish and carry out a competitive grant program to provide assistance to local government entities for bollard installation projects designed to prevent pedestrian injuries and acts of terrorism in areas used by large numbers of pedestrians.
To be eligible to receive 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 to be appropriate, which shall include, at a minimum—
a description of the proposed bollard installation project to be carried out;
a description of the pedestrian injury or terrorism risks with respect to the proposed installation area; and
an analysis of how the proposed bollard installation project will mitigate those risks.
Use of funds
A recipient of a grant under this section may only use the grant funds for a bollard installation project.
The Federal share of the costs of a bollard installation project carried out with a grant under this section may be up to 100 percent.
Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2029.