Summary: S.3607 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.3607. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/05/2020)

Safeguarding America's First Responders Act of 2020

This bill extends death benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) to survivors of public safety officers (e.g., law enforcement officers) who die 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.

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