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Text of the F.B.I. Volunteer Act of 1995

This bill was introduced on January 25, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 25, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 685 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 685

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the use of volunteers for Federal Bureau of Investigation tours and at the Bureau’s training facilities, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 25, 1995

Mr. WILSON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the use of volunteers for Federal Bureau of Investigation tours and at the Bureau’s training facilities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘F.B.I. Volunteer Act of 1995’.

SEC. 2. USE OF VOLUNTEERS BY FBI.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 33 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘Sec. 540A. Use of volunteers

    ‘(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is authorized--

      ‘(1) to solicit, accept, hold, maintain, utilize, and administer personal property (which may not include cash assistance)--

        ‘(A) obtained by gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise for use at Federal Bureau of Investigation tour facilities and at those facilities which have as a principal purpose the training of State and local law enforcement personnel; and

        ‘(B) acquired in the name of the United States;

      ‘(2) to recruit, train, and accept the services of individuals or entities, without compensation, as volunteers for or in aid of Federal Bureau of Investigation tour operations and training facilities; and

      ‘(3) to provide for incidental expenses incurred from such gifts or volunteers.

    ‘(b)(1) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a volunteer under subsection (a) shall not be deemed a Federal employee and shall not be subject to provisions of law relating to Federal employment, including those provisions relating to hours of work, rates of compensation, leave, unemployment compensation, and Federal employee benefits.

    ‘(2) For purposes of chapter 171 of this title (commonly referred to as the ‘Federal Tort Claims Act’), a volunteer under this subsection shall be considered an employee of the Government (as defined in section 2671 of this title).

    ‘(3) For purposes of subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5, relating to compensation to Federal employees for work injuries, a volunteer under this subsection shall be considered an employee (as defined in section 8101 of title 5).’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 33 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘540A. Use of volunteers.’.