S.385 - Dale Long Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act

A bill to include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits. as introduced.
  • Short: Dale Long Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act as introduced.

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Patrick Leahy

D-VT

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Official Summary

Dale Long Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1986 to include within the definitions of \"member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew\" and \"public safety officer\" for purposes of eligibility for public safety office

Official Summary

Dale Long Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1986 to include within the definitions of \"member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew\" and \"public safety officer\" for purposes of eligibility for public safety officers' benefits an officially recognized or designated employee or volunteer member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew that:
(1) is a public agency or a nonprofit entity serving the public that is officially authorized or licensed to engage in rescue activity or to provide emergency medical services and that is officially designated as a prehospital emergency medical response agency, and
(2) is engaging in rescue activity or in the provision of emergency medical services. Cancels $12 million of unobligated balances available under the Department of Justice (DOJ) Assets Forfeiture Fund. Makes this Act applicable to injuries sustained on or after June 1, 2009.

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