S.1353 - Dale Long Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 06/25/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||12/03/2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 220. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1353 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate amended (12/03/2009)
Dale Long Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1986 to include within the definitions of "member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew" and "public safety officer" for purposes of eligibility for public safety officers' benefits an officially recognized or designated employee or volunteer member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew that: (1) is a public agency or a nonprofit entity serving the public that is officially authorized or licensed to engage in rescue activity or to provide emergency medical services and that is officially designated as a prehospital emergency medical response agency; and (2) is engaging in rescue activity or in the provision of emergency medical services.
Cancels $5 million of unobligated balances available under the Department of Justice (DOJ) Assets Forfeiture Fund.
Makes this Act applicable to injuries sustained on or after June 1, 2009.