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H.R. 1241: Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 14, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1241

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Brindisi, Mr. Blumenauer, and Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2019.

2.

Benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders

(a)

Increase in dollar limitation on qualified payments

Subparagraph (B) of section 139B(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking $30 and inserting $50.

(b)

Reimplementing and making permanent benefits

(1)

In general

Section 139B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking subsection (d).

(2)

Effective date

The amendment made by this subsection shall apply with respect to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019.