06.14.18

Daines Secures $100 Million to Implement STOP School Violence Act

U.S. SENATE – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 (FY19) Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations bill, which includes $100 million to implement the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act. 

The legislation authorizes Department of Justice grants to states and localities to help schools implement proven, evidence-based programs and technologies that identify and stop school violence before it happens.

Daines sponsored the STOP School Violence Act, which was passed into law in March, and secured the $100 million in funding in the FY19 CJS bill.

“Parents deserve to know their kids are safe at school,” said Daines. “This bill will help prevent future tragedies by stopping violence before it happens.”

Background:

On March 14, 2018, Steve Daines Senate colleagues and students from Florida’s Parkland High School held a press conference on the STOP School Violence Act.

On March 8, 2018, Daines announced a new proposal, the School Safety & Mental Health Services Improvement Act, legislation to allow 100,000 public schools, including over 800 in Montana, to improve school safety by using federal dollars for school counselors, alarm systems, security cameras and crisis intervention training. 

On March 3, 2018, Daines and Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) sponsored the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act. This bipartisan legislation secures our schools by implementing proven, evidence-based programs and technologies that stop school violence before it happens.

 

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