IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 17, 2011
Mr. Leahy (for himself, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Conrad, and Mr. Franken) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits.
This Act may be cited as
Dale Long Emergency Medical
Service Providers Protection Act.
Section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b) is amended—
in paragraph (7),
public employee member of a rescue squad or ambulance
crew; and inserting “employee or volunteer member of a rescue squad or
ambulance crew (including a ground or air ambulance service) that—
is a public agency; or
is (or is a part of) a nonprofit entity serving the public that—
is officially authorized or licensed to engage in rescue activity or to provide emergency medical services; and
is officially designated as a pre-hospital emergency medical response agency;
in paragraph (9)—
(A), by striking
as a chaplain and all that follows through the
semicolon, and inserting
or as a chaplain;;
(B)(ii), by striking
or after the semicolon;
(C)(ii), by striking the period and inserting
; or; and
by adding at the end the following:
a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew who, as authorized or licensed by law and by the applicable agency or entity (and as designated by such agency or entity), is engaging in rescue activity or in the provision of emergency medical services.
Of the unobligated balances available under the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund, $12,000,000 are permanently cancelled.
The amendments made by section 2 shall apply only to injuries sustained on or after June 1, 2009.