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S.146: School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 5 (2 Democrats, 2 Independents, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 24, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the use of school security grants by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services for the installation of surveillance equipment and the establishment of hotlines or tiplines for the reporting of potentially dangerous students and situations.

Requires the Office Director and the Secretary of Education to establish an interagency task force to develop and promulgate a set of advisory school safety guidelines.

(Sec. 3) Requires that a grant application be accompanied by a report signed by the heads of each law enforcement agency and school district with jurisdiction over the schools where the safety improvements will be implemented that demonstrates that each proposed use of the grant funds will be an effective means for improving school safety, consistent with a comprehensive approach to preventing school violence, and individ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 12, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 24.
March 12, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
March 12, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Jan. 24, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.