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Text of the Law Enforcement Officers Flag Memorial Act

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2007 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 146

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2007

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

A BILL

To provide Capitol-flown flags to the families of deceased law enforcement officers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Law Enforcement Officers Flag Memorial Act.

2.

Capitol-flown flags for families of deceased law enforcement officers

(a)

Authority

(1)

In general

The family of a deceased law enforcement officer may request, and the Attorney General shall provide to such family, a Capitol-flown flag, which shall be supplied to the Attorney General by the Architect of the Capitol. The family shall pay the cost of such flag, including shipping.

(2)

Effective date

Paragraph (1) shall take effect on the date on which the Attorney General establishes the procedure required by subsection (b).

(b)

Procedure

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall establish a procedure (including any appropriate forms) by which the family of a deceased law enforcement officer may request, and provide sufficient information to determine such officer’s eligibility for, a Capitol-flown flag.

(c)

Applicability

This Act shall only apply to a deceased law enforcement officer who died on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

(d)

Definitions

In this Act—

(1)

the term Capitol-flown flag means a United States flag flown over the United States Capitol in honor of the deceased law enforcement officer for whom such flag is requested; and

(2)

the term deceased law enforcement officer means a person who was charged with protecting public safety, who was authorized to make arrests by a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency, and who died while employed by such an agency or after retiring in good standing from such an agency.