Federal - HR 4301

A bill to require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings, and for other purposes.

Introduced

September 12, 2019

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A bill to require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 51

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  • Feb. 13, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lofgren, (D-Calif.)
  • Feb. 4, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)
  • Jan. 14, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Shalala, (D-Fla.)
  • Jan. 13, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Stevens, (D-Mich.)Thompson, B. (D-Miss.)
  • Jan. 9, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Wild, (D-Pa.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Norcross, (D-N.J.)
  • Nov. 19, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)
  • Oct. 4, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Khanna, (D-Calif.)Sherman, (D-Calif.)
  • Oct. 1, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Luria, (D-Va.)Meng, (D-N.Y.)
    Dingell, (D-Mich.)Matsui, (D-Calif.)Roybal-Allard, (D-Calif.)
  • Sept. 25, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kirkpatrick, (D-Ariz.)
  • Sept. 24, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
  • Sept. 19, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Eshoo, (D-Calif.)Hastings, (D-Fla.)Kirkpatrick, (D-Ariz.)
  • Sept. 18, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Education and Labor Committee.

    Sept. 18, 2019 — Committee Vote: School Shooting Data — Substitute Amendment
      Foxx, R-N.C. —

    Substitute amendment that would replace language to require the Education secretary to collect data related to school shootings with language to direct the secretary to periodically review the data used in compiling the annual National Center for Education statistics report and determine if the data is sufficient to provide accurate information about crime and safety in schools.

    It also would replace language that would require the collection of information about the existence or absence of safety and prevention measures at the time of school shootings with language that would require the secretary to analyze safety mechanisms more generally and make recommendations about mechanisms that could prevent crime and safety accidents.

    It would strike language that would define the terms mass shooting school shooting, firearm and ammunition and include definitions for the terms "other staff" and "school leader."

    It also would change the bill's title to "A bill to require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety."

    Substitute amendment that would replace language to require the Education secretary to collect data related to school shootings with language to direct the secretary to periodically review the data used in compiling the annual National Center for Education statistics report and determine if the data is sufficient to provide accurate information about crime and safety in schools.

    It also would replace language that would require the collection of information about the existence or absence of safety and prevention measures at the time of school shootings with language that would require the secretary to analyze safety mechanisms more generally and make recommendations about mechanisms that could prevent crime and safety accidents.

    It would strike language that would define the terms mass shooting school shooting, firearm and ammunition and include definitions for the terms "other staff" and "school leader."

    It also would change the bill's title to "A bill to require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety."

    Rejected 22-25.

    Sept. 18, 2019 — Committee Vote: School Shooting Data — Substitute Amendment
      McBath, D-Ga. —

    Substitute amendment that would clarify that the number of mass shootings in the data collection requirement refers to school shootings that are also mass shootings.

    It would clarify that the numbers of people killed and injured in each shooting include people whose wounds were caused by the firearm and people whose wounds were caused another way.

    It also would require that the following information on school demographics as well as the age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of the shooter be included in the data collected about mass shootings.

    It also would strike language that would require the shooter's criminal history to be included in the annual report on indicators of school crime and safety.

    It also would make other technical changes to the bill.

    Substitute amendment that would clarify that the number of mass shootings in the data collection requirement refers to school shootings that are also mass shootings.

    It would clarify that the numbers of people killed and injured in each shooting include people whose wounds were caused by the firearm and people whose wounds were caused another way.

    It also would require that the following information on school demographics as well as the age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of the shooter be included in the data collected about mass shootings.

    It also would strike language that would require the shooter's criminal history to be included in the annual report on indicators of school crime and safety.

    It also would make other technical changes to the bill.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Sept. 18, 2019 — Committee Vote: School Shooting Data — Vote to Report

    Require the Education secretary to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings.

    The bill would direct the Education secretary to, in consultation with the attorney general and the Health and Human Services secretary, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. It would require that the report be produced by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

    The bill would require the National Center for Education Statistics to annually collect data on the:

    • Number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide.
    • Number of mass shootings that have taken place nationwide.
    • Number of school shootings that were suicides.
    • Number of people killed in each school shooting.
    • Number of people injured in each school shooting.
    • Time of the shooting and whether it happened during school hours.
    • Age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each shooting victim.
    • Age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality and relationship to the school of each shooter.
    • Motivation of the shooter.
    • How the shooter was stopped.
    • Number of types of firearms and ammunition used.
    • Where and how firearms used in the shooting were obtained.
    • If the shooter did not purchase the firearm, who did.
    • If the shooter did not purchase the firearm but the firearm was stored in the shooters home, the gun storage practices used in the home.
    • Whether the school had armed teachers.
    • How long the shooting lasted.
    • The response time of law enforcement.

    The bill also would direct the Education secretary to collect information on the existence or absence of safety and prevention measures in the case of each shooting, including structural physical security measures and communication and response plans.

    As amended, the bill would:

    • Clarify that the number of mass shootings in the data collection requirement refers to school shootings that are also mass shootings.
    • Clarify that the numbers of people killed and injured in each shooting include people whose wounds were caused by the firearm and people whose wounds were caused another way.
    • Include school demographics in the data collection requirement.
    • Include age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of the shooter in the data collection requirement.

    Require the Education secretary to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings.

    The bill would direct the Education secretary to, in consultation with the attorney general and the Health and Human Services secretary, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. It would require that the report be produced by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

    The bill would require the National Center for Education Statistics to annually collect data on the:

    • Number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide.
    • Number of mass shootings that have taken place nationwide.
    • Number of school shootings that were suicides.
    • Number of people killed in each school shooting.
    • Number of people injured in each school shooting.
    • Time of the shooting and whether it happened during school hours.
    • Age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each shooting victim.
    • Age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality and relationship to the school of each shooter.
    • Motivation of the shooter.
    • How the shooter was stopped.
    • Number of types of firearms and ammunition used.
    • Where and how firearms used in the shooting were obtained.
    • If the shooter did not purchase the firearm, who did.
    • If the shooter did not purchase the firearm but the firearm was stored in the shooters home, the gun storage practices used in the home.
    • Whether the school had armed teachers.
    • How long the shooting lasted.
    • The response time of law enforcement.
    • The bill also would direct the Education secretary to collect information on the existence or absence of safety and prevention measures in the case of each shooting, including structural physical security measures and communication and response plans.

      As amended, the bill would:

    • Clarify that the number of mass shootings in the data collection requirement refers to school shootings that are also mass shootings.
    • Clarify that the numbers of people killed and injured in each shooting include people whose wounds were caused by the firearm and people whose wounds were caused another way.
    • Include school demographics in the data collection requirement.
    • Include age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of the shooter in the data collection requirement.
    • Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 27-22. Note: <p>As amended</p>

  • Sept. 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 14

    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Omar, (D-Minn.)
    Cuellar, (D-Texas)Larson, J. (D-Conn.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
    Garcia, (D-Texas)Lee, (D-Nev.)Soto, (D-Fla.)
    Green, A. (D-Texas)Levin, (D-Mich.)Underwood, (D-Ill.)
    Jayapal, (D-Wash.)Norton, (D-D.C.)
  • Sept. 17, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    Davis, D. (D-Ill.)Sewell, (D-Ala.)Trone, (D-Md.)
    DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)Suozzi, (D-N.Y.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
    Morelle, (D-N.Y.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
    Sablan, (I-N. Marianas)Trahan, (D-Mass.)
  • Sept. 12, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Hayes, (D-Conn.)McBath, (D-Ga.)
  • Sept. 12, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Education and Labor.Congressional Record p. H7704