CAMPUS Safety Act of 2009

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The CAMPUS Safety Act of 2009 (H.R.748) was introduced in the House on January 28, 2009, and would create a National Center for Campus Public Safety to be charged with studying and coordinating efforts related to security on school campuses. The House passed the bill on February 3, 2009, by a voice vote. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee February 4, 2009.[1]



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Th CAMPUS Safety Act of 2009 would create a National Center for Campus Public Safety, which would be administered through the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. The Center would:

  • Provide training for campus public safety and mental health agencies;
  • Study campus safety and security measures;
  • Develop plans, in conjunction with the Homeland Security and Education departments, to deal with natural and man-made emergencies involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of campuses;
  • Promote the development of effective behavioral threat assessment;
  • Coordinate the dissemination of campus safety information;
  • Promote coordination among agencies in regard to campus safety information;
  • File annual reports to Congress on the center’s campus safety initiatives.[1]

Bill passage


House action

Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) introduced the CAMPUS Safety Act of 2009 on January 28, 2009. After suspending the rules, the House passed the bill without amendment on February 3, 2009, by a voice vote.[1]

Senate action

The bill was received in the Senate on February 4, 2009, and then referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.[2]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 OpenCongress’ info page on CAMPUS Safety Act of 2009
  2. THOMAS entry on H.R.748

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