S. 2572 (94th): Public Safety Officers Benefits Act

Oct 28, 1975 (94th Congress, 1975–1976)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John McClellan
Senator from Arkansas
Related Bills
S. 15 (93rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House with Changes
Last Action: Apr 24, 1974


This bill was introduced on October 28, 1975, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 28, 1975
Referred to Committee Oct 28, 1975
Full Title

A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide a Federal death benefit to the survivors of public safety officers.


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4 cosponsors (4R) (show)

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Public Safety Officers' Benefits Act - Provides that a public safety officer who dies in the line of duty from injuries directly and proximately caused by a criminal act, or an apparent criminal act, shall be entitled to $50,000 as specified in this Act. Allows for an interim payment of $3,000 to the persons entitled to receive a benefit.
Provides that under specified circumstances no benefit shall be paid including
(1) intentional misconduct of the public safety officer and
(2) voluntary intoxication of the officer.
Defines terms as used in this Act.

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