H.R.802 - Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 02/28/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 107-15|
|Latest Action:||05/30/2001 Became Public Law No: 107-12. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||03/22/2001 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.802 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001 - Authorizes the President to award and present in the name of Congress a Medal of Valor to a public safety officer cited by the Attorney General, upon the recommendation of the Medal of Valor Review Board, for extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty. Declares the Public Safety Medal of Valor to be the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.
Reported to House without amendment (03/12/2001)
Establishes: (1) the Medal of Valor Review Board to select and recommend candidates as Medal recipients; and (2) a national medal of valor office within the Department of Justice.
Amends the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to establish the Secretary's Award For Distinguished Public Safety Service to be awarded by the Secretary of Commerce for outstanding and distinguished service by public safety officers.