H.R.26 - A bill to amend title 5 of the United States Code to provide death benefits to survivors of Federal law enforcement officers and firefighters, and for other purposes.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Annunzio, Frank [D-IL-11] (Introduced 01/03/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/16/1983 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.26 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/1983)
Directs the Secretary of Labor to pay a benefit of $50,000 to the survivors of any Federal law enforcement officer or firefighter who has died as the direct result of an injury sustained in the line of duty. Sets forth the order of precedence as to the beneficiaries of such payment.
Authorizes the Secretary to make an interim payment not to exceed $3,000 to a survivor who, in the Secretary's determination, probably will receive such a benefit.
Declares that no such benefit shall be subject to execution or attachment.
Prohibits payment of such benefit: (1) if death was caused by the intentional misconduct, suicide, or intoxication of the officer or firefighter; and (2) to any beneficiary whose actions contributed to the death of the officer or firefighter.
Declares that this Act shall take effect and apply with respect to injuries sustained on or after September 29, 1976.