S.876 - Fire Police Fairness Act

A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend public safety officers' death benefits to fire police officers. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend public safety officers' death benefits to fire police officers. as introduced.
  • Short: Fire Police Fairness Act as introduced.

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Official 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

Official 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).

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