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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 461

To amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum age limit for an original appointment to a position as a Federal law enforcement officer in the case of any individual who has been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 4, 2013

Mr. Bishop of Utah (for himself, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Matheson, and Mr. Stewart) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum age limit for an original appointment to a position as a Federal law enforcement officer in the case of any individual who has been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions, 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. Increase in maximum age limit.

(a) Positions subject to CSRS.—Section 3307(d) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “(d) The” and inserting “(d)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) The maximum limit of age within which an original appointment may be made to a position as a law enforcement officer (as defined by section 8331(20)) shall, in the case of an individual who, before the effective date of such appointment, was discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions, be 40 years of age.”.

(b) Positions subject to FERS.—Section 3307(e) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking “Except as provided in paragraph (2),” and inserting “Except as provided in paragraph (2) or (3),”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(3) The maximum age limit for an original appointment to a position as a law enforcement officer (as defined by section 8401(17)) shall, in the case of an individual who, before the effective date of such appointment, was discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions, be 40 years of age.”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to prevent mandatory separation before becoming eligible to retire.

(a) Amendment relating to CSRS.—Section 8335(b) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) In the case of an employee who, before the date of such employee’s original appointment to a position as a law enforcement officer, was discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions, paragraph (1) shall be applied—

“(A) by substituting ‘60’ for ‘57’; and

“(B) by substituting ‘63 years’ for ‘60 years’.”.

(b) Amendment relating to FERS.—Section 8425(b) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) In the case of an employee who, before the date of such employee’s original appointment to a position as a law enforcement officer (as defined by section 8331(20) or 8401(17)), was discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions, paragraph (1) shall be applied—

“(A) by substituting ‘60’ for ‘57’; and

“(B) by substituting ‘63 years’ for ‘60 years’.”.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

(a) Amendments relating to maximum age limit.—The amendments made by section 1 shall apply with respect to appointments made after the end of the 6-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) Amendments relating to mandatory separation.—The amendments made by section 2 shall apply with respect to individuals originally appointed as law enforcement officers (within the meaning of the amendment made by subsection (a) or (b) of section 2, as appropriate) after the end of the 6-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.