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Safeguarding America's First Responders Act of 2020

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Safeguarding America's First Responders Act of 2020

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A bill to extend public safety officer death benefits to public safety officers whose death is caused by COVID-19, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
05/14/2020Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.(text: CR S2464)
05/14/2020Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
05/05/2020Introduced in Senate

All Actions (9)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/15/2020-1:11pmHouseHeld at the desk.
05/15/2020-9:02amHouseReceived in the House.
05/15/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/14/2020SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote. (text: CR S2464)
05/14/2020SenateS.Amdt.1587 Amendment SA 1587 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
05/14/2020SenateS.Amdt.1587 Amendment SA 1587 proposed by Senator Cornyn for Senator Grassley. (consideration: CR S2464; text: CR S2464) To improve the bill.
05/14/2020SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
05/14/2020SenateSenate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2464)
05/05/2020SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary05/05/2020 Referred to
05/14/2020 Discharged from

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Passed Senate (05/14/2020)

Safeguarding America's First Responders Act of 2020

This bill extends death and disability benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) to public safety officers (e.g., law enforcement officers) and survivors of public safety officers who die or become injured as a result of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). The PSOB program provides death, disability, and education benefits to public safety officers and survivors of public safety officers who are killed or injured in the line of duty.

For purposes of death benefits, this bill creates a general presumption that a public safety officer who dies from COVID-19 or related complications sustained a personal injury in the line of duty.

For purposes of disability benefits, the bill creates a general presumption that COVID-19 or related complications suffered by a public safety officer constitutes a personal injury sustained in the line of duty.