H.R. 4992 (111th): First Responders Protection Act of 2010

Introduced:
Apr 13, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Zach Wamp
Representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 13, 2010
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 13, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 13, 2010
Referred to Committee Apr 13, 2010
 
Full Title

To require employers of first responders to pay for certain judgments against, and other costs incurred by, those first responders that arise out of their conduct in the course of official duty.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Education and the Workforce

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4/13/2010--Introduced.
First Responders Protection Act of 2010 - Requires each employer of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services provider to pay for any liability (including litigation costs related to a claim of such liability) of such first responder arising from conduct in the course of official duty, unless the first responder intended to engage in the conduct or cause the result that is the basis of the liability.
Provides that nothing in this Act affects any state or local law that provides a comparable or greater amount of payment of the liability of first responders.

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