H.R. 4722 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a $7,000 exemption from income tax for retirement benefits attributable to service performed as a police officer or firefighter.


Oct 7, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 7, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Smith

Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income up to $7,000 of retirement benefits received by a police officer or firefighter under a public retirement system. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 7, 1981

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4722”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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