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Expand Peace Officer Mental Health Support Program

Concerning the peace officers mental health support grant program, and, in connection therewith, allowing certain agencies to apply for grants from the program and expanding the permissible uses of money awarded as grants under the program.
2019 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Under current law, only county sheriffs' offices and municipal police departments may apply for a grant from the peace officers mental health support grant program (program). The bill opens the program to additional "eligible applicants", which include other types of law enforcement agencies as well as organizations that provide services and programs that promote the mental health wellness of peace officers. The bill also specifies new permissible uses of grant money and requires grant recipients to report to the department of local affairs concerning their use of grant money.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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