H.R. 3297 (107th): Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Act of 2002

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Apr 09, 2002 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 222

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3297

[Report No. 107-384]

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to ensure that chaplains killed in the line of duty receive public safety officer death benefits.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 15, 2001

Mr. MANZULLO (for himself and Mr. NADLER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

April 9, 2002

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to ensure that chaplains killed in the line of duty receive public safety officer death benefits.

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

[Struck out->] SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] This Act may be cited as the ‘Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Act of 2001’. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 2. BENEFITS FOR CHAPLAINS. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (a) IN GENERAL- Section 1204 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b) is amended-- [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (1) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (7) as (3) through (8), respectively; [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following: [<-Struck out]

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      ‘(2) ‘chaplain’ means any individual serving as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized volunteer fire department or legally organized police department, or an officially recognized or designated public employee of a legally organized fire or police department who was responding to a fire, rescue, or police emergency;’; and [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (3) in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (8), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by inserting after ‘firefighter,’ the following: ‘as a chaplain,’. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (b) ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES- Section 1201(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3796(a)) is amended-- [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘or’ at the end; [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (2) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following new paragraph: [<-Struck out]

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      ‘(4) if there is no surviving spouse or surviving child, to the person designated by such officer as beneficiary under such officer’s most recently executed life insurance policy, provided that such person survived such officer; or’. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall take effect on September 11, 2001, and shall apply to injuries or deaths that occur in the line of duty on or after such date. [<-Struck out]

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Act of 2002’.

SEC. 2. BENEFITS FOR CHAPLAINS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 1204 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (7) as (3) through (8), respectively;

      (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

      ‘(2) ‘chaplain’ means any individual serving as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized volunteer fire department or legally organized police department, or an officially recognized or designated public employee of a legally organized fire or police department who was responding to a fire, rescue, or police emergency;’; and

      (3) in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (8), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by inserting after ‘firefighter,’ the following: ‘as a chaplain,’.

    (b) ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES- Section 1201(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3796(a)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘or’ at the end;

      (2) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and

      (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following new paragraph:

      ‘(4) if there is no surviving spouse or surviving child, to the individual designated by such officer as beneficiary under such officer’s most recently executed life insurance policy, provided that such individual survived such officer; or’.

    (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall take effect on September 11, 2001, and shall apply to injuries or deaths that occur in the line of duty on or after such date.

Calendar No. 222

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3297

[Report No. 107-384]

A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to ensure that chaplains killed in the line of duty receive public safety officer death benefits.


April 9, 2002

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed