S. 2168 (108th): Equity in Law Enforcement Act

Introduced:
Mar 04, 2004 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John “Jack” Reed
Senator from Rhode Island
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 04, 2004
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1448 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 22, 2007

H.R. 3523 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 2003

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 4, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 04, 2004
Referred to Committee Mar 04, 2004
 
Full Title

A bill to extend the same Federal benefits to law enforcement officers serving private institutions of higher education and rail carriers, that apply to law enforcement officers serving units of State and local government.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

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3/4/2004--Introduced.
Equity in Law Enforcement Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include within the definition of "public safety officer" (thus qualifying for line-of-duty death and disability benefits) individuals serving private institutions of higher education in an official capacity as law enforcement officers, or employed by a rail carrier as police officers, who are sworn, licensed, or certified under State law for purposes of law enforcement and trained to meet training standards for law enforcement officers established by the relevant governmental appointing authority.
Qualifies such officers serving private institutions of higher education and rail carriers under that Act's programs of matching grants for law enforcement armor vests and technical assistance to States and local governments.

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