Summary: S.1698 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/10/1991)

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Act - Establishes the National Fallen Firefighters' Foundation.

Declares that the Foundation is: (1) a charitable and nonprofit corporation to be organized under the laws of the State of Maryland; and (2) not an agency or establishment of the United States. Provides that the Foundation is to: (1) primarily encourage, accept, and administer private gifts of property for the benefit of the National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial and its annual memorial service; (2) provide financial assistance to the families of firefighers who die in the line of duty; and (3) assist in the recognition of such firefighters.

Sets forth provisions for establishment and membership of a Board of Directors of the Foundation. Makes the Administator of the U.S. Fire Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency an ex officio nonvoting member of the Board, who shall appoint Directors of the Board.

Sets forth rights and obligations of the Foundation, including having its principal offices in the State of Maryland.

Authorizes the Administrator to: (1) provide, and accept reimbursements for, personnel, facilities, and other administrative services to the Foundation; and (2) accept the services of the Foundation, the Board, and the Board's officers and employees as volunteers in performing functions authorized under this Act.

Sets forth requirements relating to audits and annual reports. Provides for relief for certain Foundation acts or failures to act.

Provides that the United States is not liable for any debts, defaults, acts, or omissions of the Foundation.

Authorizes appropriations.