Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 115 Part 2.djvu/778

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115 STAT. 1762 PUBLIC LAW 107-110-^AN. 8, 2002 "(iii) the capability of each eligible entity to effectively implement its mentoring program. "(D) GRANT TO EACH STATE. —Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, in awarding grants under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall select not less than one grant recipient from each State for which there is an eligible entity that submits an application of sufficient quality pursuant to paragraph (4). "(6) MODEL SCREENING GUIDELINES.— "(A) IN GENERAL.— Based on model screening guidelines developed by the Office of Juvenile Programs of the Department of Justice, the Secretary shall develop and distribute to each eligible entity awarded a grant under this section specific model guidelines for the screening of mentors who seek to participate in mentoring programs assisted under this section. "(B) BACKGROUND CHECKS. —The guidelines developed under this subsection shall include, at a minimum, a requirement that potential mentors be subject to reference checks, child and domestic abuse record checks, and criminal background checks. Gun-Free Schools "Subpart 3—Guil PoSSeSsiOIl Act. 20 USC 7151. " SEC. 4141. GUN-FREE REQUIREMENTS. "(a) SHORT TITLE.— This subpart may be cited as the 'Gun- Free Schools Act'. "(b) REQUIREMENTS. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— Each State receiving Federal funds under any title of this Act shall have in effect a State law requiring local educational agencies to expel from school for a period of not less than 1 year a student who is determined to have brought a firearm to a school, or to have possessed a firearm at a school, under the jurisdiction of local educational agencies in that State, except that such State law shall allow the chief administering officer of a local educational agency to modify such expulsion requirement for a student on a caseby-case basis if such modification is in writing. "(2) CONSTRUCTION. —Nothing in this subpart shall be construed to prevent a State from allowing a local educational agency that has expelled a student from such a student's regular school setting from providing educational services to such student in an alternative setting. "(3) DEFINITION. —For the purpose of this section, the term 'firearm' has the same meaning given such term in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code. "(c) SPECIAL RULE.— The provisions of this section shall be construed in a manner consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. "(d) REPORT TO STATE. —Each local educational agency requesting assistance from the State educational agency that is to be provided from funds made available to the State under any title of this Act shall provide to the State, in the application requesting such assistance— "(1) an assurance that such local educational agency is in compliance with the State law required by subsection (b); and