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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2710

 To ensure that a flag is furnished to drape the casket of each public 
               safety officer killed in the line of duty.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 10, 2003

 Mr. Taylor of North Carolina introduced the following bill; which was 
               referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To ensure that a flag is furnished to drape the casket of each public 
               safety officer killed in the line of duty.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Public Safety Officers Flag Act''.

SEC. 2. FLAG FURNISHED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF 
              DUTY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall furnish a 
flag to drape the casket of each public safety officer killed in the 
line of duty.
    (b) Furnishing After Burial.--After the burial of such a public 
safety officer, the flag so furnished shall be given to the officer's 
next of kin. If no claim is made for the flag by the next of kin, it 
may be given, upon request, to a close friend or associate of the 
deceased officer. If a flag is given to a close friend or associate of 
the deceased officer, no flag shall be given to any other person on 
account of the death of such officer.
    (c) Definition.--In this section, the term ``public safety 
officer'' means an individual serving a public agency in an official 
capacity, with or without compensation, as a law enforcement officer, 
as a firefighter, or as a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew.
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