S.876 - Fire Police Fairness Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 05/07/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/07/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.876 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/07/2013)
Fire Police Fairness Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include a fire police officer as a public safety officer for purposes of death benefits provisions. Defines a "fire police officer" as an individual who: (1) is serving in accordance with state or local law as a member of a legally organized public safety agency; (2) is not a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, a chaplain, or a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew; and (3) provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire, rescue, or police emergency or at a planned special event.
Makes conforming amendments to the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act).