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H.R. 3298: Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 19, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3298

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Bergman, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. Walker, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Crawford, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Posey, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Lewis of Minnesota, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Womack, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Denham, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Costello of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Ross, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Williams, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Walz, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Sires, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Gutiérrez, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Lee, Mrs. Demings, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Payne, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Welch, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Kihuen, Mr. Polis, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To authorize the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017.

2.

Payments from United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees sustaining serious line-of-duty injuries

(a)

Authorizing payments from Fund

Section 2 of Public Law 105–223 (2 U.S.C. 1952) is amended—

(1)

by striking Subject to the regulations and inserting (a) In general.—Subject to the regulations; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(b)

Payments for employees sustaining serious line-of-Duty injuries

In addition to the amounts paid under subsection (a), amounts in the Fund may be paid to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, in accordance with the regulations issued under section 4(b).

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(b)

Regulations of Capitol Police Board

Section 4 of Public Law 105–223 (2 U.S.C. 1954) is amended—

(1)

by striking The Capitol Police Board and inserting (a) In general.—The Capitol Police Board; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(b)

Regulations governing payments to employees sustaining serious line-of-Duty injuries

In carrying out subsection (a), the Capitol Police Board shall issue specific regulations governing the use of the Fund for making payments to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries (as authorized under section 2(b)), including regulations—

(1)

establishing the conditions under which an employee is eligible to receive such a payment;

(2)

establishing the amount, timing, and manner of such payments; and

(3)

ensuring that any such payment is in addition to, and does not otherwise affect, any other form of compensation payable to the employee, including benefits for workers’ compensation under chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code.

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(c)

Treatment of amounts received in response to incident of June 14, 2017

The second sentence of section 1 of Public Law 105–223 (2 U.S.C. 1951) is amended by striking deposit into the Fund and inserting deposit into the Fund, including amounts received in response to the shooting incident at the practice for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on June 14, 2017,.