S. 1798: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

Dec 10, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Mark Warner
Senior Senator from Virginia
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Dec 10, 2013
3 pages
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on December 10, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Dec 10, 2013
Referred to Committee Dec 10, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

2% 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 ensure that emergency services volunteers are not counted as full-time employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


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33 cosponsors (22D, 10R, 1I) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide that a qualified emergency services volunteer shall not be counted in determining the number of full-time employees of an employer for the purpose of shared responsibility requirements for employers with respect to health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Defines "qualified emergency services volunteer" as a bona fide volunteer performing fire fighting and prevention services, emergency medical services, or ambulance services.

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