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        H.R.4404

                       One Hundred Sixth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
             the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand


                                 An Act


 
To permit the payment of medical expenses incurred by the United States 
   Park Police in the performance of duty to be made directly by the 
National Park Service, to allow for waiver and indemnification in mutual 
law enforcement agreements between the National Park Service and a State 
   or political subdivision when required by State law, and for other 
                                purposes.

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

SECTION 1. MEDICAL PAYMENTS.

    (a) In General.--Subsection (e) of the Policemen and Firemen's 
Retirement and Disability Act (39 Stat. 718, as amended by 71 Stat. 
394) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: 
``Notwithstanding the previous sentence, in the case of any member of 
the United States Park Police, payment shall be made by the National 
Park Service upon a certificate of the Chief, United States Park 
Police, setting forth the necessity for such services or treatment and 
the nature of the injury or disease which rendered the same 
necessary.''.
    (b) National Park Service Reimbursement.--Section 6 of the 
Policemen and Firemen's Retirement and Disability Act Amendments of 
1957 (71 Stat. 399) is amended by inserting after the first sentence 
the following new sentence: ``Such sums are authorized to be 
appropriated to reimburse the National Park Service, on a monthly 
basis, for medical benefit payments made from funds appropriated to the 
National Park Service in the case of any member of the United States 
Park Police.''.

SEC. 2. INDEMNIFICATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 10(c) of the Act of August 18, 1970 
(Public Law 91-383; 16 U.S.C. 1a-6(c)), is amended--
        (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (2);
        (2) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (4) 
    and (5), respectively; and
        (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
        ``(3) mutually waive, in any agreement pursuant to paragraphs 
    (1) and (2) of this subsection or pursuant to subsection (b)(1) 
    with any State or political subdivision thereof where State law 
    requires such waiver and indemnification, any and all civil claims 
    against all the other parties thereto and, subject to available 
    appropriations, indemnify and save harmless the other parties to 
    such agreement from all claims by third parties for property damage 
    or personal injury, which may arise out of the parties' activities 
    outside their respective jurisdictions under such agreement; and''.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--Paragraph (5) of section 10(c) the Act of 
August 18, 1970 (Public Law 91-383; 16 U.S.C. 1a-6(c)) (as redesignated 
by subsection (a)(2)), is further amended--
        (1) by striking ``(5) the'' and inserting ``The''; and
        (2) by moving the text flush and 2 ems to the left.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.

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