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S.195: Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Al Franken, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 22 (21 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Jan. 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including by: (1) revising eligibility requirements for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement; and (2) providing for comprehensive school mental health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, trauma-informed, and age appropriate. Requires a comprehensive school mental health program funded under this Act to assist children in dealing with trauma and violence. Makes only a partnership between a local educational agency and at least one community program or agency that is involved in mental health eligible for such funding.

Sets forth assurances required for eligibility, including that: (1) the local education agency will enter into a memorandum of understanding with at least one relevant community-based entity that cl...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Hearings held.
Feb. 12, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
Jan. 31, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.