Senate Bill 2513
115th Congress(2017-2018)
School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act of 2018
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 7, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 7, 2018
Latest Action
Mar 7, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2513
Congress
115
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act of 2018

This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow state and local educational agencies to use certain federal funds for activities related to school safety, including: (1) infrastructure improvements to prevent, mitigate, or respond to incidents of school violence; and (2) professional development for school personnel in mental-health awareness, crisis response, and other programs designed to reduce and prevent school violence.

The bill also amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the programs for which the Department of Health and Human Services may provide financial support to assist local communities in helping children deal with violence. Such programs may include those designed to provide mental-health and substance-use disorder assessments, crisis-intervention training, counseling, treatment, and referral.

The President must convene an interagency task force to address school safety.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
03/07/2018
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
03/07/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 8, 2018 5:26:04 AM
Updated
Dec 5, 2020 7:07:59 AM