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S.876: Fire Police Fairness Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action May 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Fire Police Fairness Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include a fire police officer as a public safety officer for purposes of death benefits provisions. Defines a "fire police officer" as an individual who: (1) is serving in accordance with state or local law as a member of a legally organized public safety agency; (2) is not a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, a chaplain, or a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew; and (3) provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire, rescue, or police emergency or at a planned special event.

Makes conforming amendments to the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act).

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.