Cops in Schools Funding Legislation IntroducedFebruary 25, 2013
FEDERAL LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO FUND COPS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM
On Friday, February 15, 2013, Congressman Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina, introduced a new bill, H.R. 751, which would make supplemental appropriations to fund the COPS in SCHOOLS Program under the U.S. Department of Justice. NAPO is proud to endorse this bill, as part of our long-standing support of the COPS hiring program. The text of the new legislation appears below:
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America
in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Protect America’s Schools Act of 2013’’.
SEC. 2. SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE COPS IN
The following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for fiscal year 2012:
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
For an additional amount for ‘‘Community Oriented Policing Services’’, as authorized by section 1701 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd), for school resource officers, $30,000,000.
SEC. 3. RESCISSION.
Of the unobligated balances available for ‘‘Department of Commerce—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—Operations, Research, and Facilities’’,
$30,000,000 is rescinded.