Summary: H.R.3298 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Public Law No: 115-45 (08/04/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on July 27, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to: (1) families of employees of the U.S. Capitol Police who were killed in the line of duty, or (2) employees of the U.S. Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries.

The board shall issue specific regulations governing the fund's use for making such payments, including regulations ensuring that the payments are in addition to, and do not otherwise affect, other forms of compensation payable to such family or employee, including worker's compensation benefits.

The bill requires amounts received by the board in response to the shooting incident at the practice for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on June 14, 2017, to be deposited into the fund.