Senate Bill 867
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017
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Passed Senate on May 16, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 6, 2017
Latest Action
May 17, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
867
Congress
115
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
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Sponsorship by Party
Passed
May 16, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S2955)
Summary

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health practices and services that could be adopted by law enforcement agencies.

Additionally, DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services must report on programs to address the psychological health and well-being of law enforcement officers.

The bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to include establishing peer mentoring mental health and wellness pilot programs within state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

DOJ must coordinate with the Department of Health and Human Services to develop educational resources for mental health providers regarding the culture of law enforcement agencies and therapies for mental health issues common to law enforcement officers.

DOJ must also: (1) review existing crisis hotlines, recommend improvements, and research annual mental health checks; (2) examine the mental health and wellness needs of federal officers; and (3) ensure that recommendations, resources, or programs under this bill protect the privacy of participating officers.

Text (3)
Actions (9)
05/17/2017
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
05/17/2017
Received in the House.
05/17/2017
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/16/2017
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2955)
05/16/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S2955)
05/16/2017
Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2955)
05/16/2017
Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2955)
04/06/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
04/06/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 7, 2017 12:41:48 AM
Updated
Dec 5, 2020 5:08:23 AM