H.R. 5651 (96th): A bill to establish by law the position of Chief of the Capitol Police, and for other ...

...purposes.

96th Congress, 1979–1980. Text as of Dec 20, 1979 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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PUBLIC LAW 96-152—DEC. 20, 1979                               93 STAT. 1099
Public Law 96-152
96th Congress
                                 An Act
To establish by law the position of Chief of the Capitol Police, and for other    Dec. 20, 1979
                                   purposes.                                       [H.R. 5651]

   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 1821            Capitol Police
of the Revised Statutes of the United States (40 U.S.C. 206) is                  Chief, position
                                                                                 establishment.
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence:
"The Capitol Police shall be headed by a Chief who shall be appointed
by the Capitol Police Board and shall serve at the pleasure of the
Board.".
   (b) The individual serving as Chief of the Capitol Police on the
effective date of this Act shall be deemed, effective on such date, to be
appointed to the position established by the amendinent made by
subsection (a).
   (c) The Chief of the Capitol Police shall receive compensation at a           40 u s e 206-1.
rate determined by the Capitol Police Board, but not to exceed the
annual rate of basic pay payable for level IV of the Executive
Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code.
   SEC. 2. (a) Any member of the Metropolitan Police force detailed to           Transfers
the Capitol Police (other than the individual referred to in subsection          between
                                                                                 Metropolitan
Ot)) of the first section)—                                                      Police force and
         (1) who on August 31, 1980, has completed 20 years or more of           Capitol Police.
      police service shall be reassigned to the Metropolitan Police force
      effective October 1, 1980, unless during the 30-day period begin-
      ning on September 1, 1980, such member makes an election
      under subsection (b); or
         (2) who after August 31, 1980, completes 20 years of police
      service shall be reassigned to the Metropolitan Police force
      effective at the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date of
      such completion, unless, during such period, such member makes
      an election under subsection (b).
   03)(1) A member of the Metropolitan Police force described in
subsection (a) may elect to transfer to the Capitol Police with the
rank, pay, and seniority that are most nearly equivalent to the rank,
pay, and seniority of such member on the day before the date of such
transfer, as determined by the Capitol Police Board.
   (2) A transfer to the Capitol Police under this subsection shall be
effective on the date on which the electing member would have been
reassigned to the Metropolitan Police force but for the election by
such member under paragraph (1).
   (3) An election under paragraph (1) shall be made in writing to the
Chairman of the Capitol Police Board in such form and manner as
may be prescribed by the Board.
   (c) In each case in which a member of the Metropolitan Police force
transfers to the Capitol Police under subsection (b), the position
occupied by such member immediately before the effective date of
such transfer shall, beginning on such date, be a position on the rolls
of the Capitol Police for the purpose of providing for the assimilation
of such member.
   SEC. 3. (a) Any police service—
         (1) of the individual referred to in subsection (b) of the first
      section shall be treated, effective on the effective date of this Act;
      and

93 STAT. 1100 PUBLIC LAW 96-152—DEC. 20, 1979 (2) of a member of the Metropolitan Police force transferred to the Capitol Police under section 20t)) shall be treated, effective on the effective date of such transfer; as creditable service as a congressional employee for purposes of determining eligibility for, and the amount of, an annuity under 5 u s e 8331. subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code. (b) Effective on the date on which police service is first treated as creditable service as a concessional employee under subsection (a), the individual or member involved shall forfeit all annuity rights under the Policemen and Firemen's Retirement and Disability Act (D.C. Code, sec. 4-521 et seq.). SEC. 4. (a) An amount equal to the total amount of— (1) deductions and withholdings from pay for retirement under the Policemen and Firemen's Retirement and Disability Act (D.C. Code, sec. 4-521 et seq.) for police service treated as creditable service as a congressional employee under section 3; and (2) sums paid by the Congress to the District of Columbia as a retirement contribution for any such police service performed while detailed to the Capitol Police; shall be paid by the Mayor of the District of Columbia into the Treasury to the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. For purposes of section 8334(c) of title 5, United States Code, such payment shall constitute the required deposit for police service treated as creditable service as a congressional employee under section 3. (b) Pa)anents into the Treasury required by subsection (a) shall be made not later than the date on which police service is first treated £is creditable service as a congressional employee under section 3 with respect to the individual or member involved. SEC. 5. As used in this Act— "Metropolitan (1) the term "Metropolitan Police force" means the Metropoli- Police force." tan Police force of the District of Columbia; and "Police service." (2) the term "police service" means creditable service under subdivision (c) of the Policemen and Firemen's Retirement and Disability Act (D.C. Code, sec. 4-523). Funding. SEC. 6. Until otherwise provided by law, the contingent fund of the House of Representatives shall be available to carry out this Act. Effective date. SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect on the first day of the second 40 u s e 206 note. month after the month in which this Act is enacted. Approved December 20, 1979. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 96-581 (Comm. on House Administration). SENATE REPORT No. 96-436 (eomm. on Rules and Administration). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 125 (1979): Nov. 8, considered and passed House. Dec. 6, considered and passed Senate.