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H.R. 3569 (115th): Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 28, 2017 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 3569


July 28, 2017

(for himself, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Keating, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Lynch, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Neal, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Cohen, and Mr. DeSaulnier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide death benefits for campus police officers.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2017.


Death benefits for campus police officers

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


by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (9) as paragraphs (2) through (10), respectively;


by inserting the following before paragraph (2) (as so redesignated):


campus police officer means a police officer—


who is authorized to enforce the criminal laws (including the authorization to make arrests); and


who is employed by an institution of higher education (as such term is defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965), including a police or similar department operated by such institution;

; and


in paragraph (10) (as so redesignated)—


in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking or at the end;


in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or ; and


by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following:


a campus police officer.



Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to a personal injury sustained in the line of duty by a campus police officer occurring on or after April 15, 2013.