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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3117

To amend certain provisions of title 5, United States Code, relating to 
 disability annuities for law enforcement officers, firefighters, and 
                     members of the Capitol Police.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 17, 2003

 Mr. Fossella introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
  Committee on Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on 
House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend certain provisions of title 5, United States Code, relating to 
 disability annuities for law enforcement officers, firefighters, and 
                     members of the Capitol Police.

    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 ``Federal Law Enforcement Officers 
Retirement Relief Act''.

SEC. 2. COMPUTATION PROVISIONS.

    (a) Civil Service Retirement System.--Section 8339(g) of title 5, 
United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``(d) (in the case of a 
        law enforcement officer or firefighter),'' after ``(a) through 
        (c),''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following: ``For purposes of 
        applying the first sentence of this subsection and the last 
        sentence of section 8337(a), a law enforcement officer, 
        firefighter, or member of the Capitol Police shall be 
        considered eligible for an annuity computed under section 
        8339(d) or (q) (whichever applies), whether or not such 
        officer, firefighter, or member satisfies the age and service 
        requirements for retirement under section 8335(b) or (d) or 
        section 8336(c) or (m), and whether or not such member meets 
        the requirements of subsection (b)(2).''.
    (b) Federal Employees' Retirement System.--Section 8452 of title 5, 
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) For purposes of applying subsections (c)(2) and (d), a law 
enforcement officer, firefighter, or member of the Capitol Police shall 
be considered eligible for an annuity computed under section 8415(d), 
whether or not such officer, firefighter, or member meets the age and 
service requirements for retirement under section 8412(d) or section 
8425(b) or (c).''.

SEC. 3. MINIMUM CREDITABLE SERVICE REQUIREMENT NOT APPLICABLE IF 
              DISABILITY RESULTS FROM AN INJURY SUSTAINED IN THE 
              PERFORMANCE OF DUTY.

    (a) Civil Service Retirement System.--Section 8337(a) of title 5, 
United States Code, is amended by inserting after the first sentence 
the following: ``In the case of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, 
or member of the Capitol Police who becomes disabled as a result of an 
injury sustained in the performance of duty (as determined under 
regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management), the 5-
year requirement under the preceding sentence shall not apply.''.
    (b) Federal Employees' Retirement System.--Section 8451(a)(1)(A) of 
title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
following: ``In the case of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or 
member of the Capitol Police who becomes disabled as a result of an 
injury sustained in the performance of duty (as determined under 
regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management), the 18-
month requirement under the preceding sentence shall not apply.''.

SEC. 4. PERIODIC MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS AND CERTAIN RELATED REQUIREMENTS 
              NOT APPLICABLE AFTER AGE 50.

    (a) Civil Service Retirement System.--Section 8337 of title 5, 
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(i) In the case of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or 
member of the Capitol Police, subsections (c) and (d) shall be applied 
by substituting `50 years of age' for `60 years of age' each place it 
appears.''.
    (b) Federal Employees' Retirement System.--
            (1) In general.--Subchapter V of chapter 84 of title 5, 
        United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
        following:
``Sec. 8457. Special rules relating to law enforcement officers and 
              certain others
    ``In the case of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or member 
of the Capitol Police, sections 8454 and 8455 shall be applied by 
substituting `50 years of age' for `60 years of age' each place it 
appears.''.
            (2) Clerical amendment.--The analysis for chapter 84 of 
        title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the 
        item relating to section 8456 the following:

``8457. Special rules relating to law enforcement officers and certain 
                            others.''.
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