[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3353 Placed on Calendar Senate (PCS)] Calendar No. 270 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3353 _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow grants to develop more effective programs to reduce juvenile gang participation and juvenile drug trafficking. _______________________________________________________________________ November 4 (legislative day, November 2), 1993 Received; read twice and placed on the calendar Calendar No. 270 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3353 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 4 (legislative day, November 2), 1993 Received; read twice and placed on the calendar _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow grants to develop more effective programs to reduce juvenile gang participation and juvenile drug trafficking. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. JUVENILE DRUG TRAFFICKING AND GANG PREVENTION GRANTS. (a) The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, is amended-- (1) by redesignating part Q as part R; (2) by redesignating section 1701 as section 1801; and (3) by inserting after part P the following new part: ``PART Q--JUVENILE DRUG TRAFFICKING AND GANG PREVENTION GRANTS ``SEC. 1701. GRANT AUTHORIZATION. ``(a) In General.--The Director is authorized to make grants to States and units of local government or combinations thereof to assist them in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating projects directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies for the development of more effective programs, including education, prevention, treatment and enforcement programs to reduce-- ``(1) the formation or continuation of juvenile gangs; and ``(2) the use and sale of illegal drugs by juveniles. ``(b) Uses of Funds.--The grants made under this section may be used for any of the following specific purposes: ``(1) to reduce the participation of juveniles in drug related crimes (including drug trafficking and drug use), particularly in and around elementary and secondary schools; ``(2) to reduce juvenile involvement in organized crime, drug and gang-related activity, particularly activities that involve the distribution of drugs by or to juveniles; ``(3) to develop new and innovative means to address the problems of juveniles convicted of serious, drug-related and gang-related offenses; ``(4) to reduce juvenile drug and gang-related activity in public housing projects; ``(5) to provide technical assistance and training to personnel and agencies responsible for the adjudicatory and corrections components of the juvenile justice system to identify drug-dependent or gang-involved juvenile offenders and to provide appropriate counseling and treatment to such offenders; ``(6) to promote the involvement of all juveniles in lawful activities, including-- ``(A) school programs that teach that drug and gang involvement are wrong; and ``(B) programs such as youth sports and other activities, including girls and boys clubs, scout troops, and little leagues; ``(7) to facilitate Federal and State cooperation with local school officials to develop education, prevention and treatment programs for juveniles who are likely to participate in drug trafficking, drug use or gang-related activities; ``(8) to provide pre- and post-trial drug abuse treatment to juveniles in the juvenile justice system; with the highest possible priority to providing drug abuse treatment to drug- dependent pregnant juveniles and drug-dependent juvenile mothers; ``(9) to provide education and treatment programs for youth exposed to severe violence in their homes, schools, or neighborhoods; ``(10) to establish sports mentoring and coaching programs in which athletes serve as role models for youth to teach that athletics provide a positive alternative to drug and gang involvement; ``(11) to develop new programs that specifically address the unique crime, drug, and alcohol-related challenges faced by juveniles living at or near International Ports of Entry and in other international border communities, including rural localities; ``(12) to identify promising new juvenile drug demand reduction and enforcement programs, to replicate and demonstrate these programs to serve as national, regional or local models that could be used, in whole or in part, by other public and private juvenile justice programs, and to provide technical assistance and training to public or private organizations to implement similar programs; and ``(13) to coordinate violence, gang, and juvenile drug prevention programs with other existing Federal programs that serve community youth to better address the comprehensive needs of such youth. ``(c) Federal Share.--(1) The Federal share of a grant made under this part may not exceed 75 percent of the total costs of the projects described in applications submitted under this section for the fiscal year for which the projects receive assistance under this part. ``(2) The Director may waive the 25 percent matching requirement under paragraph (1), upon making a determination that such waiver is equitable due to the financial circumstances affecting the ability of the applicant to meet such requirements. ``SEC. 1702. APPLICATIONS. ``A State or unit of local government applying for grants under this part shall submit an application to the Director in such form and containing such information as the Director shall reasonably require.''. (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711 et seq.), is amended by striking the matter relating to part Q and inserting the following: ``Part Q--Juvenile Drug Trafficking and Gang Prevention Grants ``Sec. 1701. Grant authorization. ``Sec. 1702. Applications. ``Part R--Transition--Effective Date--Repealer ``Sec. 1801. Continuation of rules, authorities, and proceedings.''. SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. Section 1001(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793), is amended by adding after paragraph (10) the following: ``(11) There are authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1994 and 1995 to carry out the projects under part Q.''. Passed the House of Representatives November 3, 1993. Attest: DONNALD K. ANDERSON, Clerk.