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Referred in Senate (06/28/2002)

 
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 5018 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 5018


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 27, 2002

                                Received

                             June 28, 2002

  Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

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                                 AN ACT


 
    To direct the Capitol Police Board to take steps to promote the 
retention of current officers and members of the Capitol Police and the 
recruitment of new officers and members of the Capitol Police, and for 
                            other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Capitol Police Retention, 
Recruitment, and Authorization Act of 2002''.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN ANNUAL RATE OF BASIC COMPENSATION.

    For fiscal year 2003, the Capitol Police Board shall increase the 
annual rate of basic compensation applicable for officers and members 
of the Capitol Police for pay periods occurring during the year by 5 
percent, except that in the case of officers above the rank of captain 
the increase shall be made at a rate determined by the Board at its 
discretion (but not to exceed 5 percent).

SEC. 3. INCREASE IN RATES APPLICABLE TO NEWLY-APPOINTED MEMBERS AND 
              EMPLOYEES.

    The Capitol Police Board may compensate newly-appointed officers, 
members, and civilian employees of the Capitol Police at an annual rate 
of basic compensation in excess of the lowest rate of compensation 
otherwise applicable to the position to which the employee is 
appointed, except that in no case may such a rate be greater than the 
maximum annual rate of basic compensation otherwise applicable to the 
position.

SEC. 4. ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENTS.

    Section 909(e) of the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2002 (40 U.S.C. 
207b-2(e)), is amended--
            (1) in the heading, by inserting ``and Officers Holding 
        Other Specialty Assignments'' after ``Officers'';
            (2) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or who is assigned to 
        another specialty assignment designated by the chief of the 
        Capitol Police'' after ``field training officer''; and
            (3) in paragraph (2), by striking ``officer,'' and 
        inserting ``officer or to be assigned to a designated specialty 
        assignment,''.

SEC. 5. APPLICATION OF PREMIUM PAY LIMITS ON ANNUALIZED BASIS.

    (a) In General.--Any limits on the amount of premium pay which may 
be earned by officers and members of the Capitol Police during 
emergencies (as determined by the Capitol Police Board) shall be 
applied by the Capitol Police Board on an annual basis and not on a pay 
period basis.
    (b) Effective Date.--Subsection (a) shall apply with respect to 
hours of duty occurring on or after September 11, 2001.

SEC. 6. THRESHOLD FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR ADDITIONAL ANNUAL LEAVE.

    The Capitol Police Board shall provide that an officer or member of 
the Capitol Police who completes 3 years of employment with the Capitol 
Police (taking into account any period occurring before, on, or after 
the date of the enactment of this Act) shall receive 8 hours of annual 
leave per pay period.

SEC. 7. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION COSTS.

    (a) Tuition Reimbursement.--
            (1) In general.--The Capitol Police Board shall establish a 
        tuition reimbursement program for officers and members of the 
        Capitol Police who are enrolled in or accepted for enrollment 
        in a degree, certificate, or other program leading to a 
        recognized educational credential at an institution of higher 
        education in a course of study relating to law enforcement.
            (2) Annual cap on amount reimbursed.--The amount paid as a 
        reimbursement under the program established under this 
        subsection with respect to any individual may not exceed $3,000 
        during any year.
            (3) Approval of regulations.--The program established under 
        this subsection shall take effect upon the approval of the 
        regulations promulgated by the Capitol Police Board to carry 
        out the program by the Committee on House Administration of the 
        House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and 
        Administration of the Senate.
    (b) Bonus Payments for Completion of Degree.--The Capitol Police 
Board may make a one-time bonus payment in an amount not to exceed $500 
to any officer or member who participates in the program established 
under subsection (a) upon the officer's or member's completion of the 
course of study involved.

SEC. 8. BONUS PAYMENTS FOR OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES WHO RECRUIT NEW 
              OFFICERS.

    (a) In General.--The Capitol Police Board may make a one-time bonus 
payment in an amount not to exceed $500 to any officer, member, or 
civilian employee of the Capitol Police who recruits another individual 
to serve as an officer or member of the Capitol Police.
    (b) Exemption of Recruitment Officers.--No payment may be made 
under subsection (a) to any officer, member, or civilian employee who 
carries out recruiting activities for the Capitol Police as part of the 
individual's official responsibilities.
    (c) Timing.--No payment may be made under subsection (a) with 
respect to an individual recruited to serve as an officer or member of 
the Capitol Police until the individual completes the training required 
for new officers or members and is sworn in as an officer or member.

SEC. 9. DEPOSIT OF CERTAIN FUNDS RELATING TO THE CAPITOL POLICE.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Disposal of property.--Any funds from the proceeds of 
        the disposal of property of the Capitol Police shall be 
        deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the 
        appropriation for ``general expenses'' under the heading 
        ``Capitol Police Board'', or ``security enhancements'' under 
        the heading ``Capitol Police Board''.
            (2) Compensation.--Any funds for compensation for damage 
        to, or loss of, property of the Capitol Police, including any 
        insurance payment or payment made by an officer or civilian 
        employee of the Capitol Police for such compensation, shall be 
        deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the 
        appropriation for ``general expenses'' under the heading 
        ``Capitol Police Board''.
            (3) Reimbursement for services provided to governments.--
        Any funds from reimbursement made by another entity of the 
        Federal government or by any State or local government for 
        assistance provided by the Capitol Police shall be deposited in 
        the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation for 
        ``general expenses'' under the heading ``Capitol Police 
        Board''.
    (b) Expenditures.--Funds deposited under subsection (a) may be 
expended by the Capitol Police Board for any authorized purpose 
(subject to the approval of the Committee on House Administration of 
the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate) and shall remain available until 
expended.
    (c) Effective Date.--This section shall apply with respect to 
fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year.

SEC. 10. INCREASE IN NUMBER OF AUTHORIZED POSITIONS.

    Effective with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each fiscal year 
thereafter, the total number of full-time equivalent positions of the 
United States Capitol Police (including positions for members of the 
Capitol Police and civilian employees) may not exceed 1,981 positions.

SEC. 11. DISPOSAL OF FIREARMS.

    The disposal of firearms by officers and members of the United 
States Capitol Police shall be carried out in accordance with 
regulations promulgated by the Capitol Police Board and approved by the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee 
on House Administration of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 12. USE OF VEHICLES TO TRANSPORT POLICE DOGS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an officer of the 
United States Capitol Police who works with a police dog and who is 
responsible for the care of the dog during non-working hours may use an 
official Capitol Police vehicle when the officer is accompanied by the 
dog to travel between the officer's residence and duty station and to 
otherwise carry out official duties.

SEC. 13. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON MANAGEMENT OF CAPITOL POLICE.

    It is the sense of Congress that, to the greatest extent possible 
consistent with the mission of the Capitol Police, the chief of the 
Capitol Police should seek to deploy the human and other resources of 
the Police in a manner maximizing opportunities for individual officers 
to be trained for, and to acquire and maintain proficiency in, all 
aspects of the Police's responsibilities, and to rotate regularly among 
different posts and duties, in order to utilize fully the skills and 
talents of officers, enhance the appeal of their work, and ensure the 
highest state of readiness.

SEC. 14. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2003 and 
each succeeding fiscal year such sums as may be necessary to carry out 
this Act and the amendments made by this Act.

SEC. 15. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    Except as otherwise provided, this Act and the amendments made by 
this Act shall apply with respect to pay periods occurring during 
fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year.

            Passed the House of Representatives June 26, 2002.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.