H.R. 1828: Fire Police Fairness Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of May 06, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1828

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 6, 2013

(for himself,Ms. DeLauro,Mr. Fitzpatrick,Mr. Himes,Mr. Larson of Connecticut,Mr. McIntyre,Mr. Meehan,Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania,Mr. Tonko, andMs. Esty) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend public safety officers’ death benefits to fire police officers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fire Police Fairness Act .

2.

Extending public safety officer death benefits to fire police

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

(1)

by redesignatingparagraphs (5) through (9)asparagraphs (6) through (10), respectively;

(2)

inparagraph (10)(A)(as so redesignated byparagraph (1) of this section), by insertingas a fire police officer,afterfirefighter,; and

(3)

by inserting afterparagraph (4)the following new paragraph:

(5)

fire police officerincludes an individual who—

(A)

is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency but is not a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, a chaplain, or a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew described inparagraph (10)(A); and

(B)

provides scene security or directs traffic—

(i)

in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency; or

(ii)

at a planned special event;

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