H. R. 5476
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 14, 2016
Mr. Larson of Connecticut (for himself, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Walz, Mr. Courtney, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Esty, Mr. Himes, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Capuano, and Mr. Meeks) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.
This Act may be cited as the
Honoring Hometown Heroes Act.
Permitting the flag to be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder serving in the line of duty
The sixth sentence of section 7(m) of title 4, United States Code, is amended—
possession of the United States and inserting a comma;
or the death of a first responder working in any State, territory, or possession who dies while serving in the line of duty, after
while serving on active duty,;
former officials of the District of Columbia and inserting a comma; and
by inserting before the period the following:
, and first responders working in the District of Columbia.
First responder defined
Such subsection is further amended—
in paragraph (2), by striking
, United States Code; and and inserting a semicolon;
in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
the term first responder means a public safety officer as defined in section 1204 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b).
The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to deaths of first responders occurring on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.