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Passed Senate without amendment (05/16/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act of 2003 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide that a public safety officer who dies as the direct and proximate result of a heart attack or stroke suffered while on duty or not later than 24 hours after participating in a training exercise or responding to an emergency situation shall be presumed to have died as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty, for purposes of survivor benefits. Makes this provision applicable to deaths occurring on or after January 1, 2003.