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S.148 - A bill to safeguard America's schools by using community policing strategies to prevent school violence and improve student and school safety.
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SECTION 1. SCHOOL RESOURCE AND SAFETY OFFICER GRANT PROGRAM.
‘Subpart 1--Matching Grant Program for School Security’;
‘Subpart 2--School Resource and Safety Officer Grant Program
‘SEC. 2711. DEFINITIONS.
‘(5) the term ‘school resource and safety officer’ means a career law enforcement officer, with sworn authority, deployed in community oriented policing, and assigned by the employing police department or agency to protect schools, who works in and around schools for not less than 75 percent of the time that the officer is on duty (measured weekly, monthly, or annually); andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(6) the term ‘unit of local government’ means a county, municipality, town, township, village, parish, borough, or other unit of general government below the State level.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘SEC. 2712. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.
‘(2) used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the recipient by hiring and training career law enforcement officers for deployment in schools as school resource and safety officers.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) RENEWAL- Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Director may continue to make available additional funds to a recipient after all funds under the original grant have been made available if the Director determines that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) NONSUPPLANTING- Funds made available under this subpart to a unit of local government shall not be used to supplant funds of the unit of local government, or, in the case of an Indian tribe, funds supplied by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and shall be used to increase the amount of funds that would, in the absence of Federal funds received under this subpart, be made available from the unit of local government, or in the case of an Indian tribe, from funds supplied by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(g) Equitable Distribution- In awarding grants under this subpart, the Director shall ensure, to the extent practicable, an equitable geographic distribution among the regions of the United States and among urban, suburban, and rural areas.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘SEC. 2713. APPLICATIONS.
‘(a) In General- To request a grant under this subpart, the chief executive of a unit of local government or Indian tribe shall submit an application to the Director at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Director may require.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) include a memorandum of understanding between the law enforcement agency supplying the school resource and safety officer and the grant recipient that describes the disciplinary actions that are the exclusive responsibilities of school staff and faculty.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘SEC. 2714. REPORTS.
‘(a) Director Report- Not later than November 30 of each year, the Director shall submit to Congress a report relating to the activities carried out under this subpart that includes, for the preceding fiscal year--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Grant Recipient Report- For each year during which a recipient receives funds under this subpart, the recipient shall, at a date determined by the Director, submit to the Director a report relating to the activities carried out by the recipient that includes information, as determined by the Director, relating to the use of funds.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘SEC. 2715. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.