S.1243 - A bill to provide educational assistance to the dependents of Federal law enforcement officials who are killed or disabled in the performance of their duties.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] (Introduced 09/14/1995)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/14/1995 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.1243 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/14/1995)
Provides for educational assistance for eligible dependents of Federal law enforcement officers who are killed or disabled in the performance of their duties.
Entitles such dependents to such assistance for: (1) one month for each month (or fraction) of the disabled officer's service, up to a maximum of 45 months; and (2) the maximum 45 months, if the officer has been killed.
Limits the period for using such assistance to before the later of: (1) ten years after the officer was killed or permanently and totally disabled; or (2) the dependent's 27th birthday.
Directs the Attorney General to make certain counseling services available, upon the dependent's request, and to publicize the availability of such services.
Provides for such assistance program applications and their approval, standards, discontinuance for unsatisfactory progress or conduct, and a special rule for retroactive assistance.