S.1955 - Reinforce FREEDOM Act

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to first responder agencies that have employees in the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Reinforce FREEDOM Act as introduced.
  • Short: Reinforce First Responders and Emergency Employees Deployed Overseas in the Military Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to first responder agencies that have employees in the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Reinforce First Responders and Emergency Employees Deployed Overseas in the Military Act of 2007 or the Reinforce FREEDOM Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to make a grant to a first responder agency (a law enforcement or fire agency of a state or local government or an am

Official Summary

Reinforce First Responders and Emergency Employees Deployed Overseas in the Military Act of 2007 or the Reinforce FREEDOM Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to make a grant to a first responder agency (a law enforcement or fire agency of a state or local government or an ambulance service) an employee of which (or a significant portion of the voluntary staff of which) is:
(1) a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces; and
(2) on active duty or has received orders to begin active duty. Authorizes the use of grant funds for:
(1) the salary of an individual hired to replace such employee or volunteer;
(2) overtime expenses for an employee performing tasks that would have been performed by such employee or volunteer; and
(3) the cost of equipment, maintenance, or other activities that a first responder agency was unable to acquire or perform because of the costs of replacing such employee or volunteer or the need for which was caused by such employee's or volunteer's deployment.

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