House Bill 838
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Jan 29, 2019
Overview
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Jan 29, 2019
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Mar 25, 2019
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838
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116
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Emergency Management
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Summary

Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a Joint Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Task Force, which shall provide recommendations to Congress and DHS on the development and implementation of a national strategy for preventing targeted violence through behavioral threat assessment and management.

The bill defines behavioral threat assessment and management as the systematic and evidence-based process of (1) identifying individuals whose behavior indicates a capacity for committing acts of violence, (2) investigating and gathering information from multiple sources to assess whether such individuals pose a threat, and (3) the subsequent management of such a threat.

DHS shall (1) develop and implement the national strategy and provide information and training services related to it, and (2) award grants to establish community based units for implementing the national strategy.

Text (1)
January 29, 2019
Actions (3)
03/25/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
01/29/2019
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
01/29/2019
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Jan 30, 2019 8:10:17 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:05:53 PM