Text: H.R.3834 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 115-276 (11/03/2018)

 
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Public Law 115-276
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To provide that members of public safety agencies who died of 9/11-
related health conditions are eligible for the Presidential 9/11 Heroes 
 Medal of Valor, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 3, 2018 -  [H.R. 
                                3834]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: 9/11 Heroes 
Medal of Valor Act of 2017. 31 USC 5111 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Act of 
2017''.
SEC. 2. MEMBERS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES WHO SUBSEQUENTLY DIED OF 
                    9/11-RELATED HEALTH CONDITIONS ELIGIBLE FOR 
                    PRESIDENTIAL 9/11 HEROES MEDAL OF VALOR.

    An individual who was a public safety officer (as defined in section 
5 of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001) who--
            (1) participated in the response at any point during the 
        period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 
        2002, to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the 
        terrorist attack on the Pentagon, or the terrorist attack that 
        resulted in the crash of the fourth airplane in Pennsylvania; 
        and
            (2) died as a result of such participation thereafter as a 
        result of a WTC-related health condition (which term shall have 
        the meaning given such term in section 3312 of the Public Health 
        Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300mm-22) with respect to a WTC 
        responder),

shall be eligible for the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor referred to in 
subsection (a) of section 124 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2005, in the same manner and to the same extent as any individual who is 
otherwise eligible under such section, except that no requirement under 
such section pertaining to the death of that individual shall apply.

    Approved November 3, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3834:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            Sept. 26, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 11, considered and passed Senate.

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