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S. 1208: Protecting America’s First Responders Act

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A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 with respect to payments to certain public safety officers who have become permanently and totally disabled as a result of personal injuries sustained in the line of duty, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2019
Length: 15 pages
Introduced
Apr 11, 2019
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on May 16, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate on May 16, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Unanimously Passes Grassley-Gillibrand Bill to Aid Officers Disabled in Line of Duty
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on May 16, 2019

Judiciary Committee Advances Bills to Support First Responders
    — Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC] on May 9, 2019

Judiciary Committee Advances Bipartisan Grassley Bill to aid Officers Disabled in Line of Duty
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on May 9, 2019

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History

Apr 11, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 2, 2019
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 9, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 16, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1208 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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