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HR 4909 - STOP School Violence Act of 2018 - National Key Vote

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Title: STOP School Violence Act of 2018

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that reauthorizes the grant program for school security in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.

Highlights:

 

  • Appropriates $75 million for each of the fiscal years 2018 through 2028, $50 million of which will be available each year for a grant program for school security (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the grant money to be used for the following security measures (Sec. 2):

    • Training law enforcement, school personnel, and students;

    • Developing and operating anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including hotlines, websites, and mobile apps;

    • Security assessments and coordination with local law enforcement; and

    • Installing and using deterrent measures like metal detectors and locks.

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

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