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[H.R. 3353 Placed on Calendar Senate (PCS)]

                                                       Calendar No. 270

103d CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 3353

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                                 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.

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             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


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

             November 4 (legislative day, November 2), 1993

            Received; read twice and placed on the calendar

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                                 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.