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Public Law 105-390
105th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To provide financial assistance for higher education to the dependents 
 of Federal, State, and local public safety officers who are killed or 
  permanently and totally disabled as the result of a traumatic injury 
  sustained in the line of duty. <<NOTE: Nov. 13, 1998 -  [S. 1525]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Police, Fire, 
and Emergency Officers Educational Assistance Act of 1998.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Police, Fire, and Emergency Officers 
Educational Assistance Act of 1998''.
SEC. 2. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TO DEPENDENTS OF 
                    PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS KILLED OR PERMANENTLY 
                    AND TOTALLY DISABLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

    Part L of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 
U.S.C. 3796 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in the heading for subpart 2, <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796d et 
        seq.>> by striking ``Civilian Federal Law Enforcement'' and 
        inserting ``Public Safety'';
            (2) in section 1211(1), <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796d.>> by striking 
        ``civilian Federal law enforcement'' and inserting ``public 
        safety'';
            (3) in section 1212(a)-- <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796d-1.>> 
                    (A) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``Federal law 
                enforcement'' and inserting ``public safety'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Financial'' and 
                inserting the following: ``Except as provided in 
                paragraph (3), financial''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(3) The financial assistance referred to in paragraph (2) shall be 
reduced by the sum of--
            ``(A) the amount of educational assistance benefits from 
        other Federal, State, or local governmental sources to which the 
        eligible dependent would otherwise be entitled to receive; and
            ``(B) the amount, if any, determined under section 
        1214(b).'';
            (4) in section 1214-- <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796d-3.>> 
                    (A) by inserting ``(a) In General.--'' before 
                ``The''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) <<NOTE: Regulations.>> Sliding Scale.--Notwithstanding section 
1213(b), the Attorney General shall issue regulations regarding the use 
of a sliding scale based on financial need to ensure that an eligible 
dependent who is in financial need receives priority in receiving funds 
under this subpart.'';

[[Page 112 STAT. 3496]]

            (5) in section 1216(a), <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796d-5.>> by 
        inserting ``and each dependent of a public safety officer killed 
        in the line of duty on or after October 1, 1997,'' after 
        ``1992,''; and
            (6) in section 1217-- <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796d-6.>> 
                    (A) by striking paragraph (2); and
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as 
                paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively.

    Approved November 13, 1998.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1525 (H.R. 3046):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 144 (1998):
            May 15, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 10, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of 
                H.R. 3046.
            Oct. 15, Senate concurred in House amendment.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 34 (1998):
            Nov. 13, Presidential remarks.

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