S. 1172: Law Enforcement Officers Retirement Equity Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jun 18, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Barbara Mikulski
Senior Senator from Maryland
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 18, 2013
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 985 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2011

H.R. 1362 (Related)
Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 18, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jun 18, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 18, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend the definition of a law enforcement officer under subchapter III of chapter 83 and chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, respectively, to ensure the inclusion of certain positions.

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Committees

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/18/2013--Introduced.
Law Enforcement Officers Retirement Equity Act of 2013 - Amends the definition of the term "law enforcement officer" under provisions of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to include:
(1) federal employees not otherwise covered by such term whose duties include the investigation or apprehension of suspected or convicted individuals and who are authorized to carry a firearm, and
(2) such employees of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whose duties are primarily the collection of delinquent taxes and the securing of delinquent returns.
Requires such service that is performed by an incumbent law enforcement officer:
(1) on or after enactment of this Act to be treated for all purposes other than retirement as service performed as a law enforcement officer; and
(2) before, on, or after enactment of this Act to be treated for federal retirement purposes as service performed as such an officer if an appropriate written election is submitted to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) not later than the earlier of the date that is five years after enactment of this Act and the day before the date on which the incumbent separates from government service.
Provides that nothing under current law respecting mandatory separation from government service under CSRS or FERS shall cause the involuntary separation of an officer before the end of the three-year period following enactment.

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