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S.1798: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Mark Warner, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 33 (22 Democrats, 1 Independent, 10 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide that a qualified emergency services volunteer shall not be counted in determining the number of full-time employees of an employer for the purpose of shared responsibility requirements for employers with respect to health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Defines "qualified emergency services volunteer" as a bona fide volunteer performing fire fighting and prevention services, emergency medical services, or ambulance services.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.