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02/11/2020          

Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020

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02/11/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5855 

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program sup-
porting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention pro-
grams, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 11, 2020 
Mr. RUPPERSBERGER (for himself and Mr. KINZINGER) introduced the 

following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce 

A BILL 
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant 

program supporting trauma center violence intervention 
and violence prevention programs, and for other pur-
poses. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Bipartisan Solution 4

to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020’’. 5

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SEC. 2. GRANT PROGRAM SUPPORTING TRAUMA CENTER 1

VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND VIOLENCE 2

PREVENTION PROGRAMS. 3

Part P of title III of the Public Health Service Act 4

(42 U.S.C. 280g et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 5

the following new section: 6

‘‘SEC. 399V–7. GRANT PROGRAM SUPPORTING TRAUMA CEN-7

TER VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND VIO-8

LENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS. 9

‘‘(a) AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED.— 10

‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall award 11

grants to eligible entities to establish or expand vio-12

lence intervention or prevention programs for serv-13

ices and research designed to reduce the incidence of 14

reinjury and reincarceration caused by intentional 15

violent trauma, excluding intimate partner violence. 16

‘‘(2) FIRST AWARD.—Not later than 9 months 17

after the date of enactment of this section, the Sec-18

retary shall make the first award under paragraph 19

(1). 20

‘‘(3) GRANT DURATION.—Each grant awarded 21

under paragraph (1) shall be for a period of three 22

years. 23

‘‘(4) GRANT AMOUNT.—The total amount of 24

each grant awarded under paragraph (1) for the 3- 25

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year grant period shall be not less than $250,000 1

and not more than $500,000. 2

‘‘(5) SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT.—A grant 3

awarded under paragraph (1) to an eligible entity 4

with an existing program described in paragraph (1) 5

shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, any 6

other funds provided to such entity for such pro-7

gram. 8

‘‘(b) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.—To be eligible to receive 9

a grant under subsection (a)(1), an entity shall— 10

‘‘(1) either be— 11

‘‘(A) a State-designated trauma center, or 12

a trauma center verified by the American Col-13

lege of Surgeons, that conducts or seeks to con-14

duct a violence intervention or violence preven-15

tion program; or 16

‘‘(B) a nonprofit entity that conducts or 17

seeks to conduct a program described in sub-18

paragraph (A) in cooperation with a trauma 19

center described in such subparagraph; 20

‘‘(2) serve a community in which at least 100 21

incidents of intentional violent trauma occur annu-22

ally; and 23

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‘‘(3) submit to the Secretary an application at 1

such time, in such manner, and containing such in-2

formation as the Secretary may require. 3

‘‘(c) SELECTION OF GRANT RECIPIENTS.— 4

‘‘(1) GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY.—In selecting 5

grant recipients under subsection (a)(1), the Sec-6

retary shall ensure that collectively grantees rep-7

resent a diversity of geographic areas. 8

‘‘(2) PRIORITY.—In selecting grant recipients 9

under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall 10

prioritize applicants that serve one or more commu-11

nities with high absolute numbers or high rates of 12

intentional violent trauma. 13

‘‘(3) HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGE 14

AREAS.— 15

‘‘(A) ENCOURAGEMENT.—The Secretary 16

shall encourage entities described in paragraphs 17

(1) and (2) that are located in or serve a health 18

professional shortage area to apply for grants 19

under subsection (a)(1). 20

‘‘(B) DEFINITION.—In subparagraph (A), 21

the term ‘health professional shortage area’ 22

means a health professional shortage area des-23

ignated under section 332. 24

‘‘(d) REPORTS.— 25

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‘‘(1) REPORTS TO SECRETARY.— 1

‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—An entity that re-2

ceives a grant under subsection (a)(1) shall 3

submit reports on the use of the grant funds to 4

the Secretary, including progress reports, as re-5

quired by the Secretary. Such reports shall in-6

clude— 7

‘‘(i) any findings of the program es-8

tablished, or expanded, by the entity 9

through the grant; and 10

‘‘(ii) if applicable, the manner in 11

which the entity has incorporated such 12

findings in the violence intervention or vio-13

lence prevention program conducted by 14

such entity. 15

‘‘(B) OPTION FOR JOINT REPORT.—To the 16

extent feasible and appropriate, an entity that 17

receives a grant under subsection (a)(1) may 18

elect to coordinate with one or more other enti-19

ties that have received such a grant to submit 20

a joint report that meets the requirements of 21

subparagraph (A). 22

‘‘(2) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 23

six years after the date of enactment of the Bipar-24

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tisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020, the 1

Secretary shall submit to Congress a report— 2

‘‘(A) on any findings resulting from re-3

ports submitted to the Secretary under para-4

graph (1); 5

‘‘(B) on best practices developed by the 6

Secretary under subsection (e); and 7

‘‘(C) with recommendations for legislative 8

action relating to intentional violent trauma 9

prevention that the Secretary determines appro-10

priate. 11

‘‘(e) BEST PRACTICES.—Not later than six years 12

after the date of enactment of the Bipartisan Solution to 13

Cyclical Violence Act of 2020, the Secretary shall— 14

‘‘(1) develop, and post on a public website of 15

the Department of Health and Human Services, best 16

practices for intentional violent trauma prevention, 17

based on any findings reported to the Secretary 18

under subsection (d)(1); and 19

‘‘(2) disseminate such best practices to stake-20

holders, as determined appropriate by the Secretary. 21

‘‘(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—To 22

carry out this section, there is authorized to be appro-23

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priated $10,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2020 1

through 2023.’’. 2

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C Ruppersberger D-MD 02/11/2020 Sponsor
Adam Kinzinger R-IL 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/11/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.Action By: House of Representatives
02/11/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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Bill TEXT Points.
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Authorization
(f)Authorization of appropriationsTo carry out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2020 through 2023

Commerce
Kinzinger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and CommerceA BILLTo amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs, and for other purposes

Congress
(2)Report to CongressNot later than six years after the date of enactment of the Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report—(A)on any findings resulting from reports submitted to the Secretary under paragraph (1);(B)on best practices developed by the Secretary under subsection (e); and(C)with recommendations for legislative action relating to intentional violent trauma prevention that the Secretary determines appropriate

Department of Health and Human Services
(e)Best practicesNot later than six years after the date of enactment of the Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020, the Secretary shall—(1)develop, and post on a public website of the Department of Health and Human Services, best practices for intentional violent trauma prevention, based on any findings reported to the Secretary under subsection (d)(1); and(2)disseminate such best practices to stakeholders, as determined appropriate by the Secretary


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